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Tampa man accused of killing his kids' mother

TAMPA — Relatives called frantically Sunday to get employees at Kissimmee's Oak Plantation Resort to check on a 30-year-old mother from Tampa.

When staff members entered the hotel room, they found the body of Keturah Boudreaux with several stab wounds, according to Kissimmee police.

On Monday, authorities charged Andrew Boudreaux of 1206 E 17th Ave. in Tampa, who turned 29 on Tuesday, with the murder of his children's mother.

Andrew Boudreaux called Tampa police at 1:23 p.m. Sunday saying he had been in a fight with Keturah Boudreaux while at the Oak Plantation Resort, according to a search warrant affidavit.

Twenty minutes after that call, Kissimmee police arrived at 4113 Enchanted Oaks Blvd., Unit 1204, because employees had found Keturah Boudreaux's body.

Andrew Boudreaux told officers the mother of two had stabbed him first. He defended himself, according to his account in the warrant, by stabbing her. He wasn't sure of her condition when he left, but did note that she was "down" when he took their two children and drove back to Tampa in her car.

Once in Tampa, he dropped the children off at home and met police at an address on N Nebraska Avenue. Andrew Boudreaux had stab wounds on his left arm and right hand, the search warrant said. Kissimmee police said Andrew Boudreaux told authorities Keturah Boudreaux stabbed him twice, and he stabbed her once.

The couple married on June 16, 2002, court records show. Five years later, she filed for an injunction for protection against domestic violence that wouldn't allow her husband within 300 feet of her. In 2008, Andrew Boudreaux pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A judge sentenced him to 364 days and 18 months of probation.

No divorce records for the couple could be found. Andrew referred to Keturah as "the mother of his children" during his 911 call Sunday, records show.

Records do not show where the children are staying now.

Andrew Boudreaux was transferred Tuesday from the Hillsborough County Jail to the Osceola County Jail. Police said he was being held without bail.

News researcher John Martin and staff writer Marissa Lang contributed to this report.

Tampa man accused of killing his kids' mother 09/25/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 11:29pm]
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