Girlfriend kills boyfriend ‘because he hit me’ and she ‘wanted him to stop talking’: Cops

A Minnesota woman was jailed last week after she allegedly shot and killed her boyfriend after he allegedly assaulted her, KARE 11 reported.

Stephanie Louise Clark, 29, knocked on a neighbor’s door in her apartment building on Thursday, crying and with her 5-year-old son in hand. “He’s dead,” she allegedly told the neighbor. “I shot him because he hit me.”

Clark has been charged with second degree murder with intent, not premeditated, police said.

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Family members told WCCO the victim was Don Juan, who had been in a relationship with Clark for about two years.

According to the complaint, Clark told detectives that she had been out with Juan and he confronted her about talking with another man at a store. Juan allegedly punched her in the stomach and back, and she left to pick up her son. The argument continued when she returned, she told police, and she picked up a gun — police said they found five firearms in the residence — and began following him around, KARE reported.

The complaint says that Clark told detectives she shot him several times in the chest when he turned around and then once in the head because she “wanted him to stop talking.”

The affidavit says that Clark complained of back pain from Juan’s assaulting her, and bruises were found on her back.

Clark is being held on a $1 million bond and is due back in court on April 15.

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[Featured image: Stephanie Clark/Hennepin County Sheriff]