Gruesome details emerge as Henrico girlfriend killer accepts plea deal

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Blake Bryant will face second-degree murders charges at his July sentencing after pleading guilty before a Henrico county judge Tuesday.

"Willful, premeditated killing. No, we've never believed that at all. That's not ever been the point," said Kevin Purnell, Bryant's attorney.

Prosecutors say Bryant admitted to police that he was upset with girlfriend Samantha O'Quin. He accused her of cheating on him.

Bryant told investigators the two argued in the upstairs bathroom, and he told police O'Quin grabbed a knife that had been left in the bathroom to clean up toothpaste on the wall from one of the kids.

Bryant says the two struggled over the knife.

But prosecutors say the autopsy report shows the knife went into her, and she was strangled.

The medical examiner says O'Quin suffered stab wounds to her hand, and died from one to the neck. And it was also revealed that O'Quin's duct taped body was wrapped in a shower curtain.

Bryant says he dumped her body in the woods behind their King's Crossing Townhomes off Gaskins road in Western Henrico last September.

Bryant admitted to police that on the morning before O'Quin was murdered, he returned a few hours later to do chores, which included taking the couple's one-year-old daughter to the doctor.

Police said it was some 15 hours later when O'Quin's body was discovered.

The child was found alone inside the house.

His attorney, Kevin Purnell tells CBS 6 this situation is devastating for both families.

"In the end, they both lost. They both lost here. One has lost a daughter and the other has lost his son. And from this, they are now traveling a path that no one can come back from," said Purnell.



  • danny

    and still if you look at stats and facts we are not even close to the crimes and killings of your race.good try though once again

  • shelly

    and where do you gets your facts and stats? thousands of black people died at white hands being brought to america and then even more when they got here….crimes? white men raped black women and treated them with black people with the greatest of oppression. there are your facts!

  • Paula Kennedy

    What difference does the color of her skin make to you people? A family has lost a daughter and children have lost their Mom!!! I watch the same people make the same post over and over and it is always about the race of a victim. A PERSON WAS MURDERED!!!!!!!

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