CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Police in Gastonia have filed murder charges against a 20-year-old woman in the stabbing death of her boyfriend.
Christian Nichole Bates of Gastonia was charged with first-degree murder Monday in the death of 21-year-old Lebrandon Octavious Lee.
Police say the Gastonia man was stabbed to death early Saturday during a domestic dispute.
Police say Bates and Lee had argued late Friday and early Saturday at their home. Investigators say Bates stabbed Lee in the chest with a knife, and Lee went outside and fell near the sidewalk.
He was taken to Gaston Memorial Hospital, where he died.
It was unclear if Bates had an attorney.