Clearwater woman facing manslaughter charge in death of boyfriend

Johnson, 51, is facing one count of manslaughter.
Johnson, 51, is facing one count of manslaughter.

CLEARWATER, Fl. (WFLA) – A 51-year-old Bay area woman is facing manslaughter charges in the death of her boyfriend.

Elise Vernell Johnson was booked into the Pinellas County Jail where she is being held on a bond of $100,000. The victim has been identified as 58-year-old Donald Elford Barnes.

According to a Clearwater Police Department report officers were dispatched to 1710 North Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. just after 8 am Saturday in response to a domestic dispute call. Barnes was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say Johnson – who also goes by the name Wlsie Vernell Adams – stabbed Elfers several times but did not call 9-1-1 for assistance.

 

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