Springfield Police: Suspect Admits To Killing Girlfriend


A Springfield man is facing murder charges after a domestic disturbance turned deadly Monday night.

Springfield Police said Eugearian Eugene Sharp, 37, admitted to authorities that he killed his girlfriend Lorraine Levins, 28.

By Tuesday morning, police presence and crime scene tape remained at the duplex on the 3800 block of East 8th Street.

Some neighbors are still left in shock.

"We've never experienced nothing while living over here yet, but last night was just a lot to deal with," said Sophie Newton.

Before 11 p.m. Monday night, Springfield Police responded to reports of shots fired.

Once authorities arrived on scene they found Levins dead, and lying on the floor in a pool of blood.

Newton lives right next door to the victim.

"We came out and saw the police all pull up and we heard the guy say he had stabbed her and she was dead inside the house. That's pretty much," said Newton.

Sharp was arrested and is charged with an open count of murder, and felon in possession of a firearm.

According to Newton, Levins leaves behind five children.

Newton temporarily watched four of them as police were working the crime scene.

"We took her kids into our home and we waited 'til family members showed up to pick them up, but it was a few hours before that even happened," said Newton.

Newton said she didn't expect to wake up to this over the Fourth of July holiday.

"We've heard commotion before but we never suspected, we never seen the suspect either, and we've lived here for almost a year on this side," said Newton.

Springfield Police are still investigating the cause of death.

Authorities said the Medical Examiner will begin the autopsy July 5th.

Sharp is booked at the Bay County Jail and is awaiting first appearance.

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