‘She Killed Me, So I Killed Her’: Man Allegedly Stabs Girlfriend to Death after She Tells Him She’s HIV Positive

Cicely Bolden's children discovered their mother's body after she was allegedly killed by a boyfriend, angered after she told him she had the virus.

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A Dallas man who has been charged with stabbing death of his mistress confessed to police that he killed her after she revealed to him that she was HIV positive.

Larry Dunn, Jr., 36, told police during an interview that after a sexual encounter with Cicely Bolden, 28, in her apartment, she told him of her status and in a rage he went to her kitchen, grabbed a knife and stabbed her to death. “She killed me, so I killed her,” he told detectives.

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The Dallas Morning News reported Bolden’s body was found by her children, aged 7 and 8, Thursday afternoon after they returned home from school, then frantically told their neighbor Latoya Arnett what happened. “The kids came home around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, and when they walked inside the house, they came out crying,” said Arnett. “I ran out to see what was wrong with them. They were saying, ‘Something’s wrong with mama!’ ”

Arnett had reportedly seen Dunn entering Bolden’s apartment on Thursday, but he was not familiar to her. The two had only recently began dating and relatives pointed authorities in Dunn’s direction. They said there may have been an argument between them about her HIV status. According to police records, after their sexual encounter, Bolden began to talk to him about her having the virus “and telling him it is not that bad.”

Upset and feeling he should have been told before they had sex, Dunn retrieved the knife and began to stab her as she lay on her bed. After the stabbing, he burned the clothes he was wearing and threw the knife in a dumpster behind an Irving, Tex., diner, which is where he later led police to find the weapon.

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Jeff Busby, the father of Bolden’s 7-year-old son, told Dallas station WFAA-TV that she contracted HIV within the recent few years. Currently, he is taking care of both the boy and the girl. “It’s hard having to answer the kids’ questions. I don’t know what to say,” he told the Morning News. “I don’t know why anybody would do something like that.”

Dunn was charged with murder and is being held on $500,000 bond in police custody.