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Cayuga County woman charged with murder in death of boyfriend

Posted at: 10/29/2012 1:09 PM
Updated at: 10/29/2012 1:12 PM

A 40-year-old Caygua County woman has been arrested in connection with the death of her boyfriend.

Brenda Newkirk is charged with second-degree murder.

Sheriff's Deputies say the Cayuga County 911 Center received a call around 5:55 p.m. Sunday from 42-year-old Henry Davis Jr. saying that he and his live-in girlfriend, Brenda Newkirk, were involved in a verbal argument and that she had assaulted him earlier.

While deputies responded to the scene, the 911 dispatcher spoke with Davis and Newkirk, giving them both instructions to keep away from each other until deputies arrived. Deputies say at some point, the 911 dispatcher lost contact with Davis and then 10 minutes later received a call from Newkirk saying she had shot Davis.

Newkirk was arraigned and remanded to the Cayuga County Jail without bail.

Investigators say there is no known history of domestic disputes between Davis and Newkirk.