Deloris Holley spends her Monday nights watching her favorite television show, a crime thriller called “The Closer.”
It just so happens her husband, David Marion, wanted to watch what most sports fans live for at the beginning of each week – Monday Night Football.
And, as every newly married husband and wife know, marriage is all about compromise. In this case, it seems, these St. Pete newlyweds weren’t giving in to their disagreement. That’s when the drama began.
St. Petersburg Police Public Information Officer Michael Puetz says, “They’ve been married for about 5 months, so we don’t know their total history at this point. But, obviously this was an extreme case of letting your emotions get away from you.”
St. Pete Police say Deloris got so angry that her husband wouldn’t give up the remote she ran to the kitchen, grabbed a five-inch steak knife and stabbed him. Not once, not twice, but seven times.
She got him everywhere, cops say, in the back of the head, his face, his shoulder, his back, and ultimately, his chest.
Detectives say she plunged the knife so deeply that she punctured his lung, nearly killing him. Puetz told 10 News, “Everybody has their argument in front of the television, but obviously, this went extreme in this case.”
In the end, paramedics were called to their senior citizen apartment complex around 9:00 Monday night.
The husband was rushed to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment while his 61-year-old wife was arrested on charges of attempted murder.
Police say she was driven to kill over the remote, and the only television she’ll be watching now is the one behind bars.Deloris Holley was denied bond.
Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in this incident. They also believe that the couple was fighting about money.