Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash
A Florida father has been arrested for stabbing his 22-year-old daughter to death when she intervened in a fight he was having with her boyfriend.
Brave Sidney Green, 22, had thrust herself between her boyfriend and her 51-year-old father Laurence Green to break them up.
But as the trio struggled, Sidney’s father allegedly stabbed her at the Bay Cove Apartments, Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, USA on 8th May.
Sidney died later at Morton Plant Hospital just after 7pm.
Laurence Green was arrested early the next morning (Monday, May 9) on a manslaughter charge.
The Clearwater Police Department said on 9th May: “A father has been charged with manslaughter after stabbing his own daughter when she tried to break up a fight between her dad and her boyfriend.
“Laurence Green is being held in the Pinellas County Jail this morning.
“Sidney Green, 22, died at Morton Plant Hospital after being stabbed at Bay Cove Apartments shortly after 7 Sunday evening.
Tragically, just months ago Green had posted an emotional tribute to his “hero” daughter on Facebook.
In February, he wrote: “For the last 22 years of my life you have been my energy, my fire, my challenge, my anger, my resolve, my heart, my fury, my love, my baby girl, my daughter.”
He went on: “You’ve shown me the fear in your heart and how brave you were to ask for my hand to help you through it.
“You’ve given me the strength to believe because through my darkest hour when I awoke you were my hero.”
The suspect is being held at Pinellas County Jail as the investigation continues.