A woman who was arrested Wednesday on a murder charge said she stabbed her husband after she slipped on dog poop. Fox 35 Orlando reports that Rachel Fidanian of Lakeland, Fla., said the incident that killed Bryant Fidanian was an accident.
“The stabbing death occurred on June 25, but a medical examiner’s report recently ruled the death of 40-year-old Bryant Fidanian as a murder,” the story reports. “Polk County detectives said the wife, and suspect, 38-year-old Rachel Fidanian, ‘gave several inconsistent statements’ about the events leading up to the stabbing.”
The report adds: “According to her arrest affidavit, Rachel gave two different explanations during the initial 911 call. She first said she was holding her dog while doing dishes, then ran towards her husband, slipped, and a knife entered his shoulder area. Later in the call, detectives said she explained holding her dog while slicing pizza, went to talk to her husband, tripped and accidentally stabbed him.”
She apparently offered another version of the story while Polk County Fire Rescue officials were providing medical care. “Detectives said Rachel explained she was slicing a pizza she just cooked and noticed her dog defecated on itself. She went to clean the feces with the knife still in her hand, investigators said, but tripped on the mess and fell on the victim,” the story reports.