Love Park Stabbing

By: | Friday, August 8, 2008 //




While Tony Stewart stayed cool, lounging in the shade near the LOVE Park fountain, a bitter feud started to heat up between his girlfriend and another woman. “Man, they were up there fighting over me,” Stewart said yesterday, gesturing toward benches that line the other side of the park near JFK Boulevard.

Cops said that the squabble reached a tipping point at about 3 p.m., when Stewart’s homeless girlfriend, Yvette Prince, slugged her rival in the head. The other woman, also homeless, jumped up and plunged a knife into Prince’s chest.

Prince, 45, died of her injuries at Hahnemann University Hospital at 4:54 p.m., investigators said. The unidentified stabber, who is in her 50s, was taken into police custody, but charges were not filed as of last night.

The afternoon murder left the homeless population inhabiting LOVE Park’s many benches and quiet areas beside themselves.

But the fatal stabbing seemed to have little effect on dozens of tourists who filed past the bloody crime scene and mugged for photos in front of the iconic LOVE sculpture or dipped their toes into the fountain.

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