Woman arrested after she admits to stabbing boyfriend, records show

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department (MPD) has arrested one woman who admitted to stabbing her boyfriend.

Velma Young, 42, is charged with second-degree murder, false report offense and tampering with/fabricating evidence after a stabbing over the weekend.

On July 2 just before 5 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Lucy Avenue for a stabbing.

Officers located Tyrone Miles on the second-story landing suffering from a wound on his chest, an affidavit said. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Young and Miles are boyfriend and girlfriend and live together at the Lucy Avenue address.

According to records, Young told officers she came home and found Miles stabbed. She said Miles was stabbed by someone else.

Officers took Young to the homicide office as homicide investigators executed a search warrant of their home. The investigators found a blood-stained kitchen knife on the bed, police said.

According to an affidavit, Young waived her Miranda Rights and said she came home around 3:30 a.m., got into an argument with Miles then admitted to stabbing Miles.

She told officers that Miles passed out and hit his head. Young wiped the blood from Miles’ head with a towel and used a towel and bleach to clean the blood stain from the floor, an affidavit read.

Young said she dragged Miles out of the apartment to the landing and went to a neighbor and asked the neighbor to call 911.

Young is due in court on July 5 and there is no bond information.