• Woman fatally stabbed, man arrested in Umatilla, deputies say

    By: Chip Skambis


    UMATILLA, Fla. - A man was arrested after Marion County deputies said he stabbed a woman to death Monday in Umatilla, according to the Sheriff’s Office. 

    Christopher Smith, 35, is facing a murder charge after he was accused of stabbing 33-year-old Amy Scott  to death, deputies said. 

    Deputies said Smith stabbed Scott and 24-year-old Terry Crawford around 2:30 p.m. along the 20900 block of Southeast 143rd Place.

    Crawford was taken to the hospital in critical condition. 

    Smith was taken to the Marion County jail. 

    Deputies did not release a motive for the stabbing.


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