Man Kills Woman With Sword

Hernando, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Citrus County deputies have arrested a man who used a large sword to murder his ex-girlfriend.  Forty two year-old Eric Huffman is also accused of running over the woman with his pickup truck.

Deputies were called to a home on East Benjamin Street and found 42 year-old Brandi Blevins dead in the front yard.  A witness says Huffman did it and then took off.  

Deputies were flagged down by a neighbor who told them Huffman was hiding by her pool deck. Deputies responded and arrested Huffman.  

Huffman not only admitted to stabbing Blevins, but also admitted to running her over with his pickup truck before he crashed into a tree.

Huffman is charged with premeditated murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Deputies say Huffman has a lengthy criminal record.

Photo courtesy Citrus County Sheriff's Office

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