RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Jurors in a Rapid City federal courtroom will decide whether a woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with a screwdriver was acting in self-defense or committed murder.
Prosecutors say Doreen Brown may have been in an abusive relationship with Donald “Donnie”McMillan, but had no reason to kill him.
The defense has countered that McMillian was attacking Brown with a tree branch and that she was defending herself.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Sazama told jurors Wednesday the couple argued and physically abused each other nearly every day when they drank alcohol. But Sazama says last June, Brown “took it too far.”