Girlfriend charged in deadly stabbing

- Clearwater Police have charged a woman in connection to the deadly stabbing of her boyfriend. 

Police were called out to the home along N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. just after 8 Saturday morning. 

58-year-old Donald Elford Barnes was pronounced dead at the scene.

Elise Vernell Johnson was taken in for questioning and later charged with manslaughter.

Detectives say the stabbing stemmed from a domestic dispute.

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