VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Seven months after a man was found stabbed to death in his Volusia County home, his wife is now facing charges in his murder, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
In April, deputies said 35-year-old Edwin Daniels was stabbed multiple times with a kitchen knife.
At the time, his wife, Latoya Woodard, said she was sleeping in the other room. She told officers an intruder must have killed her husband.
Woodard appeared in court Friday, apologizing as she faced a judge. On Thursday night, deputies arrested Woodard on charges of second-degree murder.
Investigators said the bed was undisturbed, and other parts of the woman’s story didn't add up.
Woodard is scheduled for a first court appearance at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
All along, deputies said they didn’t believe the stabbing was a random attack.
"Holidays and birthdays will never be the same. It's not as happy as it used to be," said Daniels' brother Tony Barhoo.
Investigators have not released a possible motive for the crime. Newly released documents say the couple previously had a fight over dirty dishes that escalated to the point Daniels was arrested for pushing and hitting his wife. Woodard pulled a gun in that incident and said, "You are not going to touch me anymore," the document said.
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