Police: Bradenton woman allegedly killed her boyfriend inside apartment while smoking crack

Police: Bradenton woman allegedly killed her boyfriend inside apartment while smoking crack
Fl: Bradenton woman charged with second degree murder (Source: Bradenton Police Depart)

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - A Bradenton woman is behind bars after police say she allegedly killed her boyfriend.

Detectives say around 11:45am, they were called to the Treesdale Apartment Complex on the 1800 block of Martin Luther King Jr Avenue East for reports of a deceased person. Detectives say when they arrived, they found 56-year-old Anthony Bernard Wilson dead from what they say was “apparent trauma to his body."

Roberta Gail McDonald, 53, of Bradenton was arrested and charged with second degree murder. Bradenton police say McDonald told investigators she was drinking and smoking crack with Wilson at the apartment complex when Wilson got upset.

She says he hit her in the head with a piece of wood and then she grabbed a knife and stabbed him once in the leg, according to the Bradenton Police Department. She says Wilson allegedly told her he was okay and did not need to go to hospital, then she left the apartment, according to the release.

Police say McDonald changed her story multiple times and this murder is still an active investigation.

Bradenton Police are asking anyone with information to call detectives at 941-932-9322 or email your information to crimetips@cityofbradenton.com. If you’d like to remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-634-8477 or send an anonymous E-Tip thru the web at www.manateecrimestoppers.com.

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