Maurice Blocker, 57, has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2012 stabbing death of his 44-year-old girlfriend Laticia Boddie, according to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office.
During a visit to Boddie’s friend’s house in South Memphis, Blocker and Boddie got into an argument. Blocker reportedly became angry and began to punch and kick her.
According to witness accounts, Boddie attempted to flee but fell. Blocker caught up with her and stabbed her multiple times with a knife. Boddie died from her injuries later at the Regional Medical Center.
Following the stabbing, Blocker fled out of state. He was arrested in California about two months later and transported back to Memphis.
Blocker has been sentenced to life in prison for Boddie's murder.