A bride-to-be stabbed her fiancé to death after he invited his ex-lover to their wedding, according to reports. Jacqueline Souza, 31, was arrested after her fiancé, Brandon Watkins, 33, was stabbed with a steak knife at the couple’s Colorado Springs home.
Souza told cops the groom wanted to invite a woman he once had an affair with, causing Souza to believe the relationship was ongoing.
When police arrived, they discovered Watkins unresponsive on the kitchen floor and a bloody steak knife on the table.
The pair had been at a bar to celebrate their upcoming wedding in Las Vegas, when they began fighting over the guest list.
Souza — who was reportedly in the process of divorcing another man while planning her wedding to Watkins — said they had been engaged since late June.
She originally 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.”