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.
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