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APD arrests woman for fatally stabbing man

Saturday, April 8, 2023

APD arrests woman for fatally stabbing man


ALBUQUERQUE – APD homicide detectives arrested Jennifer Key and charged her with 2nd Degree Murder for the fatal stabbing of a man during a confrontation in her apartment on Friday.


The victim, an adult male, is not being formally identified until his next of kin is notified.


Detectives learned through investigation that Key, 50, was drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana Friday evening with two other people at her apartment, located at 4200 Spanish Bit St., N.E. Witnesses said Key got into an argument through her apartment window with a man she knew from a previous relationship, and alleged he attacked her previously. The man left and returned, opened the unlocked door and entered the apartment.


Key said the man “got in my face,” so she pulled out a folding knife from her back pocket and stabbed the man two or three times to get him to back up.


A witness who said he knew Key and the man said he did not perceive the man to be a threat to Key. The witness said Key could have walked away from the argument.