Man Convicted of Domestic Violence Murders Wife

Antonio Ivory of Riveria Beach, Florida admitted to killing his wife, 27-year-old Leasa Ivory, by stabbing her three times in the back with a 6-inch fishing knife. The murder occurred after a dispute between the couple over the custody of their 3-year-old son. Ivory drove to his wife’s apartment and took the locked door off its hinges. Leasa Ivory was found dead in a nearby parking lot two-minutes after calling 911 for help.

Antonio Ivory had been convicted of beating his wife last June and was serving one year of probation. He was previously charged with beating his wife in April 1995.

Source: Domestic Violence Information Center


AP - April 22, 1998

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