A bride-to-be, Jacqueline Souza has been arrested after stabbing her fiance Brandon Watkins to death in their Colorado Springs home.
The pair, who had been engaged since late June, had been at a bar to celebrate their upcoming wedding in Las Vegas when they began fighting over the guest list which included the groom’s former girlfriend.
Souza, 31, told cops Watkins wanted to invite a woman he once had an affair with, causing her to suspect the relationship was still ongoing and accused him of cheating on her.
It was reported that Souza called 911 around 12:30 a.m. Saturday to report an “unknown urgent medical assist.”
When police arrived, they discovered Watkins unresponsive on the kitchen floor and a bloody steak knife on the table.
When asked to explain what happened, Souza offered detectives three different versions of events
At first, she told cops she found Watkins with a steak knife in his chest after visiting the bathroom.
Police, however, didn’t find any signs of a possible break-in.
The would-be bride then speculated Watkins may have stabbed himself in the chest after their fight, court records stated.
In her third account, Souza accused her fiancé of cheating with several women.
She then claimed Watkins became violent and they continued trading insults in the kitchen where Watkins grabbed the steak knife and threatened her.
She then reportedly backtracked on her statement about Watkins threatening her, but said Watkins fell on top of the knife when she pushed him to get away.
Souza told investigators she called 911 and administered CPR until police arrived.
She was arrested and is expected to return to court on August 1.
Watkins’ sister, Erika Watkins, wrote in a GoFundMe page that Watkins was an Army veteran, “stone cold stunner and animal lover” who was a “victim of a senseless murder.”