The Struggle Files: Chicago Woman Kills Boyfriend Who Didn’t Buy Her Anything At The Mall
Pictured above is the face of greed, envy, scorn and murder.
Miata Phelan is being held on $1 million bond after police say she stabbed her boyfriend to death after they fought because he refused to splurge on her at their local Chicago mall. Her birthday was May 1 and she apparently felt slighted to the point of no return.
The pregnant 24-year-old was charged with first-degree murder for the April 30 attack on Larry Martin.
The visibly pregnant Phelan, who appeared in court today wearing pink sweat pants with black stripes, a pink top, and black leather jacket, allegedly plunged a knife into Larry Martin’s left flank on April 30, prosecutors said.
Before the stabbing happened, Phelan, Martin, Martin’s 8-year-old son and 25-year-old cousin, a man, went shopping at a shopping mall. On the way home, Phelan accused Martin of being selfish because he bought things for his cousin and son but not for her, Asst. State’s Attorney Glen Runk said.
Runk said Phelan struck Martin while he was driving, almost causing an accident, and after Phelan drove to Martin’s mother’s home to drop off shoes for Martin’s brother, she kicked and scratched Martin before driving away in his car, leaving Martin, his 8-year-old and Martin’s cousin outside.
The three walked to the couple’s nearby apartment and when Phelan arrived about the same time, she and Martin began arguing again and she locked the three outside, Runk said.
Martin banged on the door until she opened it and once inside, Phelan stabbed Martin in his side with a knife, Runk said. The boy entered the apartment directly behind Martin and saw Phelan stabbing him. The cousin heard Martin scream in pain and ran into the apartment, Runk said.
Runk said Martin’s 8-year-old saw Phelan as she stood over him on the sidewalk, screaming: “This is what you get for messing with me,’’ Runk said, quoting Phelan. “I hope you die, mother f—–,’’ Runk said, quoting Phelan.
Martin was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead.
Phelan’s sister, Arnesia claims she was in an abusive relationship but to permanently rob your unborn child of knowing their father is pretty low.
Photo: Chicago Police Department