Domestic Disturbance In Miami Leaves One Woman Dead, Girlfriend With Stab Wounds

Police in Miami aren’t sure who started a violent episode between a lesbian couple Tuesday morning that resulted in one woman’s death and another’s grievous wounding.

According to Channel 10, the two women were domestic partners in the process of ending their relationship when things turned ugly, as Maria Linares, 48, pulled a gun and her girlfriend picked up a knife.

When police arrived, the unnamed girlfriend was dead on the scene from a bullet wound. Linares was flown to Kendall Regional Medical Center with stab wounds and was listed in critical but stable condition.

The National Coalition of Anti-Violent Programs reports a 38% increase in reports of LGBT intimate-partner violence in 2010, as well as an increase in the severity of violence acts.