MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin woman accused of fatally stabbing her ex-boyfriend says she was afraid he was going to kill her.
Ezra McCandless took the witness stand in her own defense on Monday. The 22-year-old McCandless testified she and Alex Woodworth got stuck in the mud while driving to a country road and that he began cutting her clothing and pricking her skin with a knife.
KARE-TV reports McCandless testified she kneed Woodworth in the groin — causing him to drop the knife, which she picked up. She says Woodworth grabbed her, and she started “stabbing him anywhere and everywhere I could.”
McCandless is accused of stabbing Alex Woodworth 16 times, killing him in the backseat of her car in March 2018.
Prosecutors will continue to cross-examine McCandless on Tuesday.