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Bronx Woman Kills Husband, Claims Self-Defense, Cops Say

By Claire Cameron | August 17, 2013 12:33pm | Updated on August 17, 2013 12:41pm
 A fight between husband and wife resulted in the fatal stabbing of an undentified man in the Bronx, Friday.
A fight between husband and wife resulted in the fatal stabbing of an undentified man in the Bronx, Friday.
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NEW YORK CITY — A Bronx woman claimed that she stabbed her husband to death during an argument Friday night in Morrisania, police said.

Patricia Nimmons, 55, stabbed her partner in what police are saying was a domestic violence incident, but she claimed it was self-defense. 

At about 9 pm Friday police received a 911 call to attend the incident at the couple's home at 963 Prospect Avenue. There, they found the victim lying inside the property unconcious and unresponsive, with a single knife wound to the lower left abdomen. 

EMS responding call, and rushed the victim to Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx. He was pronounced DOA. The victim was a 50 year old black male, according to police. He has not been identified pending family notification of the death. 

Police said that Nimmons was taken into custody on Saturday morning, having accompanied her dead husband to the hospital with EMS staff on Friday night. She left the hospital later that night but returned soon after, at which point she was apprehended by police.

Upon arrest, Nimmons told police that her husband had come home from work shortly before, and that they had gotten into a dispute which had turned heated. She said that the victim had picked up a stick and started to beat her with it, and she had stabbed her husband in self-defense. The police reported that Nimmons had no apparent injuries at the time of the incident, or her arrest. The killing is being treated as homicide. 

It is thought that Nimmons worked at the St Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction needle exchange and therapy center in the Bronx as a community health outreach worker. No one from the center was available for comment. 

Nimmons has been charged with 2nd degree murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon and is due to appear before a judge this weekend, police said.