Deputies: Man stabbed ex-girlfriend with sword; ran her over

HERNANDO, Fla. (AP) " Florida authorities say a man stabbed his ex-girlfriend with a sword and then ran her over with his truck.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that deputies found 42-year Brandi Blevins dead in the front yard of a home Sunday night.

Detectives said 41-year-old Eric Huffman had stabbed Blevins with a large sword. The sheriff's office said a witness told them that after Huffman stabbed Blevins, he jumped into his truck and drove over the victim before crashing into a tree. He ran, but was later captured. It was unclear exactly what killed Blevins.

Huffman is charged with premeditated murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He's in jail without bail.

His first appearance in court was scheduled for Monday. Court records didn't indicate if he had an attorney.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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