ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Shanita Pettigrew, 40, of north St. Louis County is charged with 2nd degree murder and armed criminal action in the stabbing death of Anthony Randle Jr., 36.

Police say, the two lived together in the 7100 block of West Florissant Ave., which is where the incident took place on Friday September 23.

Pettigrew says she had a knife in her back pocket and during and altercation with Randle, she used it to stab him in the chest, police say. The defendant described the incident to police, saying Randle tried to block her by using pillows.

Police say, the defendant then left the scene and went to a local store where she told an employee that she stabbed her boyfriend.

Pettigrew is being held on a $200,000 bond.

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