A woman was found fatally stabbed in her home on Indianapolis' east side Sunday morning and her boyfriend faces a murder charge.
Police were called to a home in the 9800 block of Strathmore Court at about 6:30 a.m. Investigators said Christopher Proctor, 42, answered the door and told them that his girlfriend, Kelly Army, 42, had been attacked while he was away.
Investigators said Army, who was found in the rear portion of the home, had been stabbed multiple times and was already dead when they arrived, 6News' Derrik Thomas
Proctor, who was initially arrested at the scene on an unrelated parole violation warrant, was later arrested in connection with Army's death, after a police interview.
The victim worked at a John Browne's Pub and Eatery. The owner, Karen Browne, said Proctor had a history of abusing Army, who she said was a valuable employee who was just trying to get back on her feet.
"I lost my dad and she was there for me 24-7. She's just a good girl and good-hearted person that loved everybody," Browne said. "She kept feeling sorry for him. Feeling sorry for him got her killed."
Police said the weapon used to kill Army has not been found. Nearby residents are saddened about what happened.
"It's a shock. Last Sunday, they had company over," said Benita Cummings. "It was an Easter egg hunt -- kids, you know. It seemed normal. To wake up to this ... what's going on?"
Proctor's vehicle was towed. Technicians will search it for possible clues and evidence.
Army had an 11-year-old son who was at home at the time of her death. Police are working to get information from him.
An autopsy is planned for Monday. Proctor was being held without bond in the Marion County Jail.
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