Update: Bradford County woman in distraught after stabbing sister to death, facing first-degree murder charge

Published: Mar. 21, 2021 at 5:26 PM EDT
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BRADFORD COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) - According to the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office, a woman is dead after her sister stabbed her multiple times.

According to sheriff’s deputies, sisters Amanda Godwin and Rachel Combs got into an argument that turned physical at their home at 2063 NE 173rd St in northeast Bradford Co. around 1 am Sunday morning.

When deputies arrived, they found 31-year-old Combs lying in a pool of blood.

Thirty five-year-old Godwin quickly admitted to stabbing her sister with a kitchen knife, and was over her sister covered in blood screaming for deputies to save Combs.

She continuously yelled “it’s all my fault”, as deputies tried rendering aid to her sister.

Bradford County Chief Deputy, Brad Smith, said Godwin is in agony.

“She was very distraught,” said Smith. “I was watching some of the interview video just a little bit ago. Even when there wasn’t an investigator in the room with her she was whaling. You could just see and hear the agony that she was in. Obviously it’s hit her very hard.”

Godwin stabbed her sister once in the chest and once in the arm.

Combs died roughly half-an-hour after deputies arrived.

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Deputies say Godwin was intoxicated at the time of the incident, and, according to both women’s aunt, who is the home-owner, the pair did not have a history of violence with each other.

“There was some indication that alcohol was involved,” said Smith. “We don’t know to what extent and that will be apart of the ongoing investigation. There will be an autopsy and that usually takes a couple of months to get the toxicology reports back. So, that’ll gives us a clearer indication of what was occurring.”

Godwin is in the Bradford county jail facing first-degree murder charges.

She is being held without bond and will make her first appearance in court on Monday

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