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An Ohio Woman Asked Her Boyfriend to Get Milk for the Kids. Instead, He Grabbed a Knife and Killed Her.

Man Killed His Girlfriend After She Asked Him To Get Milk
Source: MEGA; Montgomery County Jail

Eric Christopher Humphries was sentenced after he killed his girlfriend in 2020.

Jun. 16 2024, Published 11:01 a.m. ET

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A woman asked her boyfriend to get milk for two young children. Instead of grabbing the carton, he grabbed a knife and plunged it into her multiple times.

Now, he must spend decades behind bars.

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A judge in Ohio sentenced Eric Christopher Humphries, 40, to 17 years to life in prison. He was convicted of killing his girlfriend, Amber Smith, who died on Nov. 1, 2020, according to the Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Early that morning, police in Dayton, Ohio, were sent to a home for a reported stabbing, prosecutors said.

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When officers arrived, they found Smith, 25, had been stabbed multiple times, prosecutors said. Several people were inside the home when police arrived, including a 1-year-old child and a 3-year-old toddler.

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Investigators learned that Humphries got angry after Smith asked him to get some milk for their children.

He then took a knife from the kitchen and stabbed her multiple times, prosecutors noted. Humphries tossed the knife on the front lawn, and police found it while searching the crime scene.

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Humphries was indicted in November 2020, and in October 2022 he pleaded guilty to murder, prosecutors stated.

Smith’s brother, Kirtis Miller, told WHIO after the murder that the two had dated for about five years.

“I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt, like maybe it will work out, maybe she gets fed up and leaves him,” Miller told the TV station. “It was one of those situations where she just fell in love with the wrong dude.”

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