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Deputies: Woman stabs man in chest after fight over another girl

Helen Wells (Source: Sumter County Detention Center) Helen Wells (Source: Sumter County Detention Center)
SUMTER, SC (WIS) -

A woman was arrested after she stabbed a man in the chest at their Sumter home early Saturday morning, deputies said.

Lt. Robert Burnish with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a home in the 1900 block of Peach Orchard Rd in Sumter and found Helen Wells, 20, on the phone with 911 and a man dead on the floor.

The man, who was identified as 22-year-old Mallory Richardson, was cold to the touch and had a deep puncture in his upper chest near the heart, according to an incident report.  

After deputies arrived on the scene, Wells threw up in the living room and started screaming, an incident reports states.

Wells told deputies she and Richardson were in a heated argument over a woman friend before the stabbing and that the two had been involved in physical fights before, according to an incident report.

Deputies asked where the knife was and Wells said she tossed the knife in the front yard.

Wells was taken to the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center and charged with murder. A bond has not been set.

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