A St. Cloud woman is facing a second-degree murder charge after allegedly stabbing a man to death in an alleyway.
Lindsay R. Shelltrack-Miller, 40, is accused of killing a 36-year-old man in the alley of the 1500 block of 9th Avenue South in St. Cloud on Tuesday. She told dispatch she stabbed a man, who dispatch heard in the background of the phone call saying he was defending himself.
Shelltrack-Miller told police she threw water on the victim, then claimed the man retaliated by throwing a can of pop at her head, charges say. She then claimed to have maced the victim and stab him because he "continued to come towards her."
The victim, who has not been identified by authorities, was provided aid at the scene before being transported by paramedics to St. Cloud Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:22 p.m.
Shelltrack-Miller was again interviewed by investigators. She again claimed she was defending herself, saying the man she killed had knocked her down in the alley and was standing over the top of her when she pulled a knife from her fanny pack and swung at him in an attempt to "nick him with the knife in the chest area," the complaint says.
She also informed investigators that surveillance video of the incident could be found through an application on her phone. According to the complaint, the video showed Shelltrack-Miller chasing the victim down, macing him and stabbing him in the chest. The events caught on camera are explained in the complaint as follows:
One video time stamped at approximately 11:48 a.m. shows [the victim] run around his parked vehicle away from the defendant. [The victim] continues running southbound in the alleyway away and the defendant chases after [the victim]. The defendant eventually latches on the back of [the victim] as if she is trying to grab something from [the victim]. The defendant ends up on the ground and [the victim] begins gathering items from the ground. The defendant begins kicking [the victim] repeatedly and appears to mace him. [The victim] attempts to restrain the defendant. It appears the defendant reaches down to the area of her fanny pack and pulls something out. The defendant then extends her arm in one stabbing motion towards [the victim's] left chest area.
Shelltrack-Miller is being held in the Stearns County Jail on a charge of second-degree unintentional murder.