Filipina, 51, shot dead by 24-year-old American boyfriend
MANILA, Philippines–A 51-year-old Filipina nurse was shot dead by her American live-in partner in the middle of a party at their Clearwater City, Florida residence.
In a report by ABC action news, Josephine Austria was killed by her 24-year-old boyfriend, Alexander Richardson, around 1 a.m. on Sunday (Monday in Manila).
The report said that Austria, Richardson and several guests were at the couple’s house at 2300 block of Hillcreek Circle East for a birthday party.
Then Richardson shot Austria.
Austria was rushed to hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.
“At some point that morning, Richardson went down to a gas station on McMullen Booth Road to tell someone that he had shot his girlfriend,” the report said.
Richardson is currently under the custody of the authorities charged with second-degree murder.
“Police are still working to get more information on what led to Austria’s death,” it added.
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