A fight over spice leads to a stabbing, murder

LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Lakeland Police Department responded to a scene where a stabbing had occurred around 6:50 PM on Oct. 8, 2016, at 702 Whitehurst St. 

A physical altercation between a man and woman had broken out in a car beforehand, which transpired into a confrontation outside of the car. When the man ran up to the woman, now identified as 27-year-old Precious Colbert, she responded by stabbing the man with an unidentified object. 

Authorities later discovered that the argument had originally been about the drug known as spice.

The unidentified victim was pronounced dead after being transported to Lakeland Regional Hospital and Colbert has been charged with 2nd-degree murder. She has previously been charged with failure to appear, attempted burglary, resisting arrest, and larceny. 

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