A 19-year-old woman is behind bars, accused of stabbing and killing a man outside a northwest Oklahoma City apartment complex. On Thursday the victim's girlfriend is speaking out after she says she watched her loved one die right in front of her.
Both Cindy Sanders and Chad Falling had only lived in Oklahoma City for the past two years. The two are from Tulsa and were planning on going back. But Sanders never imagined it would be without him.
Sanders says she and Falling had been together more than three years, and she considered him the love of her life. She says Falling had a good job as a landscaper at the OU campus and things were going well, until a chance encounter with a couple of strangers changed their lives forever.
"We were having a really good time holding hands and laughing and just spending the rest of the evening cause that's how it was every time we spent time together," said Sanders.
Sanders says she and Falling lived in the house next door to the apartment complex on NW 9th Street where he was stabbed.
"I didn't even realize he had been stabbed until there was blood everywhere," Sanders recalled.
She says they were walking by the complex after visiting the store, when a man yelled something at them as they passed by.
"We were coming along, he said ‘I'll get my girl after you.' and he said for me to go on to the house. And she came running down these apartment complex stairs. I saw her, she was coming across the parking lot saying she was going to whip me," Sanders said.
Sheriff's deputies booked in 19-year-old Jerrica Moore to the Oklahoma County jail. Oklahoma City police had released surveillance video of Moore at the apartment complex where the fatal stabbing happened.
Cindy says she still doesn't understand why Moore would stab her common law husband.
"He collapsed right there at the steps and I called 911."
News 9 has learned that Moore is being held in the Oklahoma County jail without bond. She has yet to be formally charged. So fare police have not made any other arrests.