WOMAN STABBED TO DEATH DURING DISPUTE
By Cynthia M. Jeffries
WEST POINT – A Clay County woman was stabbed to death early Monday during a domestic dispute with her boyfriend.
The stabbing occurred about 30 minutes after police were dispatched to the woman’s home for a domestic squabble and the officers escorted her to her mother’s home.
Ella Bluett, 40, of Town Creek Apartments on West Half-Mile Street, died about 4 a.m. at Clay County Medical Center. She had multiple stab wounds to her head and chest and her throat had been slit with a butcher’s knife, West Point Police Chief Bill Ladd said.
Bluett’s boyfriend, Anthony Vaughn, 31, of West Morrow Street in West Point, was arrested and charged with murder and burglary of an occupied dwelling at night while armed with a deadly weapon. He is scheduled for an arraignment today.
The incident began shortly before 1 a.m. Monday at Bluett’s apartment. Officers were dispatched to the home after receiving a call from a pay phone about a domestic disturbance there.
When officers arrived, they attempted to diffuse the situation. Bluett was escorted to her mother’s home on Seth Street and Vaughn was taken to his West Morrow Street home.
About 1:30 a.m., Vaughn showed up at the home of Bluett’s mother, Eloise Lyles, kicked in a door in the garage and attacked Bluett, Ladd said.
Bluett was transported by ambulance to Clay County Medical Center, where she died.
Ladd said to his knowledge, his officers had not been to Bluett’s home for any other domestic disturbance calls, but he said his department was still checking its records.
This was the first killing to occur in West Point this year.