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Woman Brutally Murdered with Large Sword, Run Over with Truck

HERNANDO (CITRUS) – Early this morning RNRF broke the news of a possible homicide investigation underway at a residence on East Benjamin Street, in the city of Hernando. Officials have now confirmed that a woman has died as the result of numerous stab wounds from a large sword. ORIGINAL REPORT

According to officials, just before 10:30 p.m. deputies responded to a home on E. Benjamin Street after receiving a call from the woman while she was being stabbed. When deputies arrived, they found Brandi Blevins, 42, of Hernando, dead in the front yard.  A witness who was also staying at the home told deputies that the suspect, 41-year-old Eric Huffman had fled on foot.

The Sheriff’s Office immediately issued an Alert Citrus notification to every resident within a one-mile radius, asking them to lock their doors, to be on the lookout for an armed subject, and to call 9-1-1 if they saw anyone suspicious.  While deputies, K9 teams, and an aviation unit were canvasing the area, a nearby neighbor told deputies there was a man on her back pool deck.  Deputies responded to the residence and took Huffman into custody without incident. During the investigation, detectives discovered Huffman had stabbed his ex-girlfriend with a large sword.  Blevins was found at the base of the front porch with multiple deep lacerations to her legs, thighs, and torso.  Blevins also had a large wound on the back of her head.  According to one witness, after Huffman stabbed Blevins, he got into his truck and proceeded to run the victim over before crashing into a nearby tree.

Huffman is charged with one count of premeditated murder and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  Huffman has a lengthy criminal history including burglary, resisting law enforcement and two recent arrests of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

“First and foremost – our thoughts and prayers are with those who were impacted by this horrible crime,” says Sheriff Mike Prendergast.  “This is a perfect example of why Alert Citrus is such an important tool for our agency.  We captured this extremely dangerous man quickly because we were able to warn nearby residents immediately.”

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  • He can add another teardrop tattoo to his other eye now that he murdered another victim. He will be crying real tears when they stick the needle in his arm.

    Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 4:56 pm
  • I see the inbred karma is on the attack again. His sister/mommy/cousin/aunt is soon to follow I’m sure. PLEASE STOP INBREEDING BECAUSE THESE TWO ARE A PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHAT’S WRONG HERE!!! HAVE YOURSELVES FIXED. Ms. Blevins family’s feelings deserve to be respected. So sorry for them but she is at peace now. Stupid people do stupid things & she ended up on the wrong end of his stupidity. I pray your family gets justice.

    Monday, 3 April 2017, 7:19 pm
    • “Dumbelievable” you are in NO position to call someone stupid ….HA….HA….HA…. LMAO !!!… 🙂
      Please just SHUT UP ALREADY…. 🙂 I have got to get ready for church I think I’ll make the sermon about people of your mentality … 🙂 Lets see how many bikers I get to visit on the way. “Still Counting”

      Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 12:29 pm
    • Thank you….she was our daughter

      Monday, 1 May 2017, 8:02 pm
  • butthurt over a brake up or petty slight!

    Monday, 3 April 2017, 6:33 pm
  • Dear jq public, i dont think he is going to read what you wrote, nice try though…and “go figure” there is a town in citrus county called “hernando” but you must be jqs friend…go figure

    Monday, 3 April 2017, 5:02 pm
    • WHAT?????

      Monday, 3 April 2017, 5:24 pm
      • Is your name “jq pubic ” or ” go figure” ..if not this doesnt concern you michael….go back to bed now

        Monday, 3 April 2017, 5:40 pm
        • Ok brah are u a battyboy.. Im awake ask mommy

          Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 7:23 am
    • You make no sense.I know there is a Hernando in Citrus and that is exactly what I wrote for the one bitchin abount HCSO and Hernando County.Sering you cant read you must be a friend of whoever

      Monday, 3 April 2017, 5:48 pm
      • Yo dip, you just had to go clarify yourself … so cash me oussiddde abount dat ???

        Monday, 3 April 2017, 6:34 pm
      • You dont make any sense*** go figure your inbred hillybilly self doesnt know proper english …figured id give you a quick lesson.

        Monday, 3 April 2017, 6:37 pm
        • Your he only inbred here

          Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 5:15 am
          • You’re*** go back to 3rd grade

            Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 10:03 am
  • This guy pal’d around with a guy named Calvin. Former Marine, short, bald and heavily tattooed. Both of em love meth and have a violent tendencies. Ones caught the other is free. Heads up Citrus.

    Monday, 3 April 2017, 3:52 pm
  • What a sad story…RIP Miss Blevins.

    Monday, 3 April 2017, 3:24 pm
  • violent repeat offender career criminal out over and over again. you create any sort of association and they will take all they can up to your life. this is an awful incident. hope every hard working tax payer enjoys paying for his food, his lodging and his medical expenses while we have veterans starving homeless in need.

    Monday, 3 April 2017, 3:08 pm
  • Condolences ?? You let fckers like him out of jail while wasting money on keeping people with petty crimes in jail .. fck H.C .. Florida is by far the worst fckin state to live in .. people going to jail for drugs which our doctors give us but then blame the people for the addictions while killers and child molester and rapist walk away with a slap on a wrist .. But then again alot of it has to do with how you pay the judges off or who you know or your color .. excuse my language just tired of seeing this sht and then praise the hcso when some of thier people are just as crooked as the next one I mean come on now not to long ago they arrested someone from fire rescue or EMT for practicing medicine without a license … They’ll get away with it if the case isn’t settled yet .. serve and protect and a little dealing on the side …

    Monday, 3 April 2017, 1:52 pm
    • This story is Citrus County not Hernando County

      Monday, 3 April 2017, 2:38 pm
      • This is for the one bitchin about HCSO and Hernando County when this has to do with Hernando Fl In Citrus County.Just had to clarify fr the morons not understanding the comment

        Monday, 3 April 2017, 5:52 pm
      • Does it matter???

        Monday, 3 April 2017, 7:06 pm
    • If you don’t like Fl. please move !!! If you cant afford to leave the state at least leave Hernando county and only by your doing so can the HCSO keep the trash off our streets and the smell will improve as well!!! ……. 🙂

      Monday, 3 April 2017, 4:48 pm
    • Load up, see ya

      Monday, 3 April 2017, 8:28 pm
    • Hey Don’t You Wish; The roads in Florida lead OUT as well as in. If this is the worst state to live in LEAVE – DUH

      Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 7:58 am
  • Yet, another weak willed individual who let their emotions get the better of them. I remember when our society was a bit more stoic in matters, now we are like a bunch of raving morons who are out for instant gratification at every turn. We fuel our egos at every opportunity, and can’t take the least bit of criticism without crying persecution. I can’t even turn on the news, without some blow hard screaming out conspiracy theories left and right.

    Girlfriend breaks up with you? Yeah it hurts, deal with the pain in a non destructive manner for the love of god.. don’t start stabbing and running over people. What a crazy nation we live in now.

    Monday, 3 April 2017, 1:51 pm
  • Well, Mr. Huffman, ……life as you knew it is OVER. No more freedom of movement. No more enjoying a cold beer and watching a football game or a race. No more mutual exchanges with the opposite sex (any future sexual encounters will be with members of the same sex……willingly or unwilling) . If you had kids…..they’ll be growing up without you. As far as employment, you’ll have an unpaid position with the state……no need for a retirement plan. No more Sunday dinners at your folks. No future, no life. Just a day in day out mere existence on an 80acre compound surrounded by people who don’t like or care about you. If you’re lucky enough to not get a death sentence, you’ll be a permanent resident of a locked down facility until your body says it has had enough and the separation of body and spirit begins………NEVER make snap decisions with your emotions………it can ruin the rest of your life in an instant.

    Monday, 3 April 2017, 1:39 pm
    • It needs to be death…. why should he get 3 meals, roof over his head, medical, clean showers and bed every day.. he doesn’t deserve any of what the state provides.. yes he would end up as someones bitch by the looks of him but that’s not bad enough… when I think about it death is the easy way out for him but for that that poor girls family I thinks it’s what needs to be done…

      Monday, 3 April 2017, 7:03 pm
  • They keep letting these sicko’s out of jail. My condolences to the family of this poor woman whose life was taken by this bastard.

    Monday, 3 April 2017, 1:31 pm
    • this scum should not of been on the streets he already had arrests for assault w deadly weapon broken system thats the problem

      Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 3:55 pm
    • Thank you – she was our daughter

      Monday, 1 May 2017, 8:03 pm
  • Prayers for the victim..

    Monday, 3 April 2017, 1:02 pm

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