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Man, 80, fatally stabs wife then uses phone at Publix to confess, Miami-Dade police say

Man, 80, fatally stabs wife then uses phone at Publix to confess, Miami-Dade police say

Authorities say an 80-year-old Miami-Dade County man stabbed his wife to death with a knife inside their home and then went to a nearby supermarket to call police and confess. According to a Miami-Dade Police arrest report, Abner P. Lawton stabbed his wife, Betty Lawton, multiple times inside their Kendall home on Sunday. Police have told local media that Abner Lawton, still wearing bloody clothes, then drove to a nearby Publix supermarket to use a telephone to call 911 and say he had killed his wife. Authorities responded to Lawton's home and found his wife dead with multiple stab wounds. He is facing a second-degree murder charge. An attorney for Abner Lawton said during a...

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