Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Zephyrhills man accused of killing girlfriend in fight over his drug use

ZEPHYRHILLS — Jennifer Parker and L.C. Anthony Floyd Jr. had been together, off and on, for years. But lately, authorities say, his drug habit was upsetting her.

Police say the couple began arguing about it Sunday night. Parker was driving; Floyd was in the passenger seat.

As the argument became more heated, Zephyrhills police say, Floyd grabbed a box cutter and began stabbing her, in the hands, wrists, abdomen and neck.

Parker, 35, sustained a 6-inch gash along the front of her neck that bled until she died in the car, near Pretty Pond Road and Wire Road, according to police.

Someone soon called police, who found her body. Witnesses told police that Floyd, 31, was last seen with Parker in the area where her body was found, and he left shortly before officers arrived.

According to his arrest report, Floyd admitted to stabbing Parker.

He remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Tuesday without bail, charged with second-degree murder. He has no prior arrests in Florida for drugs or violent crimes, according to state records.

Parker's mother, reached by phone Tuesday, declined to comment.

Molly Moorhead can be reached at or (727) 869-6245.

Zephyrhills man accused of killing girlfriend in fight over his drug use 01/11/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:45pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. McConnell trying to revise the Senate health care bill by Friday


    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is aiming to send a revised version of his health care bill to the Congressional Budget Office as soon as Friday as he continues to push for a vote before Congress' August recess.

    Protesters rally against the Senate Republican health care bill Wednesday on the east front of the Capitol building.
  2. Police raise likely death toll in London high-rise blaze


    LONDON — The number of people killed or presumed dead in the London high-rise fire has inched up to 80, but the final death toll may not be known for months, British police said at a grim briefing Wednesday.

  3. Rick Baker gives himself a "B" in 1st debate against Rick Kriseman


    Rick Baker gave himself a “B” in his first debate against Mayor Rick Kriseman.

    Rick Baker chats with supporters at a fundraiser at St. Petersburg Yacht Club Wednesday evening
  4. Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware attack


    PARIS — Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals and banks. Ukraine, which was hardest hit and where the attack likely originated, said it had secured critical state assets — though everyday life remained affected, …

  5. Details of Trump's travel ban still being finalized


    WASHINGTON — Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security labored Wednesday to finalize rules for visitors from six mostly Muslim nations who hope to avoid the Trump administration's revived travel ban and come to the United States.