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Judge grants request to drop murder charge against Colorado Springs woman

Posted at 2:20 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 16:34:58-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – The District Attorneys office decided not to pursue charges against a woman accused of killing her fiance in July.

The District Attorney’s Office argued there is sufficient evidence to suggest Souza acted in self-defense. The judge in the case granted a prosecution request to dismiss the case.

Jacqueline Souza
A charge of second-degree murder was dismissed against Jacqueline Souza on October 19, 2018.

Jacqueline Souza, age 31, was arrested on July 21st for second-degree murder after police found Brandon Watkins dead in their home on Cabana Circle. Officers had been called out for a disturbance at the address.

Despite the best efforts of officers and medics, Watkins died as the result of being stabbed in the chest with a steak knife.   The couple had argued recently over accusations of infidelity.