Russel Ewing, 53, admitted to stabbing his ex-wife and then spending 10 days with her decomposing body in a Miami Beach apartment.
On October 30, 2019 a friend of the woman smelled a foul odor and noticed a swarm of flies at the apartment, she then called police. When police entered the apartment at 7411 Carlyle Ave., they found the woman in an advanced state of decomposition under a blanket on the living room floor.
When police arrived they also saw Ewing open the apartment door, naked and with a knife in his hand.
Ewing was arguing with his former wife — who he still lived with —- about finances, when he turned around with a knife in his hand and “accidentally” stabbed her once in the stomach.
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Ewing told police he believed he stabbed his ex-wife on Oct. 20, and that frightened, he didn’t call police or fire-rescue for help. The couple was involved in a relationship for 20 years.
Ewing is charged with second-degree murder with a weapon. The victims name has not been released.