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Update: Angela K. Compton, 37 (DOB 1/12/1982), of Oak Hill, has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend Neal Goodrich Jr.
A camera near the scene captured video of the incident. The video shows Compton and Goodrich arrive at Goodrich Seafood in separate vehicles, approach a boat at the water’s edge near the restaurant, and then engage in a physical altercation. After several seconds, Compton appears to stab Goodrich multiple times.
Through interviews with Compton and a juvenile witness who was at the scene, detectives determined the weapon was a letter opener that Compton later threw into the water.
Goodrich sustained multiple stab wounds to the upper torso. After he was injured, he got into a vehicle with another person, left the scene and was transported to Advent Health Hospital in New Smyrna Beach, where he was pronounced dead.
Compton has been booked at the Volusia County Branch Jail, where she is being held without bond.
OAK HILL MAN FATALLY INJURED IN STABBING DURING APPARENT DOMESTIC ALTERCATION
Volusia sheriff’s detectives are investigating a fatal stabbing during an apparent domestic altercation outside a seafood restaurant in Oak Hill.
Deputies responded around to the call around 7:30 a.m. at Goodrich Seafood, 253 River Road, Oak Hill. The victim, 50-year-old Neal Goodrich Jr. of Oak Hill, had left the scene after he was wounded in the altercation. He was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead a short time after the incident.
The adult female subject who stabbed Goodrich is being interviewed by detectives. No further information is available for release at this time, but updates will be provided as they develop.
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