Antonio Swain Fatally Stabbed in St. Petersburg, Erica Deliford Arrested

In St. Petersburg, Florida, a woman was arrested in the stabbing death of a 46-year-old man.

We’ll take a look at the latest news on the charges that were filed, as well as if there is any connection between this stabbing and another that occurred hours before, only one mile away.

Man Stabbed to Death

At approximately 3:20 a.m. on April 9, St. Petersburg police responded to an emergency call at a residence near Queensboro Avenue, around 20th Street South. When police arrived, they discovered the 46-year-old victim, Antonio Swain, in the driveway. Swain died at the scene.

Officers quickly identified the suspected attacker as 40-year-old Erica Deliford, who fled the scene. It is believed that Deliford had an on-again, off-again relationship with Swain.

Deliford was quickly apprehended. After being interviewed, she was charged with second-degree murder, as well as a felony drug charge.

No Connection to Earlier Stabbing

At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Sunday (April 8) evening, another man was found with stab wounds in front of 928 22nd Avenue South, just one mile away from Swain’s murder. The 52-year-old man was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

While the stabbings were close in location and time, police stated that they do not believe there is any connection between the two incidents, and they are being treated separate crimes.


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