Woman charged in connection to fatal weekend stabbing in Minneapolis

A 35-year-old woman has been charged in connection to a fatal stabbing that occurred in Minneapolis over the weekend.

A criminal complaint states Zara Jo Case faces one count of second-degree murder.

The complaint states that officers were called just before 5:30 a.m. Saturday to an apartment on the 900 block of 15th Avenue Southeast on the report of a neighbor dispute.

Officers arrived and spoke with a witness who said Case had broken his window and that Case was trying to force her way into his home.

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The complaint says officers met with Case, who appeared to be intoxicated. The officers were later able to convince Case to go back to her boyfriend's apartment.

While officers were speaking with Case's boyfriend, the witness called 911 again, saying Case was trying to force her way into his apartment. Officers were able to return Case to her apartment by 6:05 a.m.

According to the complaint, a minute later, police received a call about a woman on the street corner "screaming about her boyfriend stabbing himself."

Officers returned and found Case's boyfriend with a stab wound to his chest. First responders did not think the wound was fatal at first, however, he later died at Hennepin County Medical Center. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office later identified him as 39-year-old Joseph Abraham McRunnel.

Police later executed a search warrant at the victim's apartment, where they found a large kitchen knife with blood on it.

Officers later spoke with Case, who said, "I stabbed him. That's all there is to it," according to the complaint.