Tanya Fletcher Robinson: Vegas Woman, 45, stabbed to death over cellphone
Tanya Fletcher, also called Tanya Fletcher Robinson, stepped outside with her husband on Valentine's Day when an irate neighbor banged on their door and started screaming.
It was close to midnight and they were trying to figure out what was going on. The argument turned into a confrontation; the confrontation turned into an altercation. In other words, things got physical.
That's when, according to police, the neighbor, Brandon Scott Coristine, pulled out a knife and allegedly slashed Fletcher Robinson across the neck.
In an instant, blood “pumping out of Tanya’s neck” her husband told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The argument was reportedly over Fletcher Robinson's missing cellphone.
When police arrived on the scene a little after midnight, Fletcher Robinson was on the ground bleeding profusely. She was declared dead a short time later.
When he was detained Coristine told authorities that his knife had been taken from him earlier in the day, but police later found a bloody knife and clothes in his possession.
While in custody, Coristine admitted to police that he had been to the couple’s home “numerous times” in the past, but said his knife had been taken from him by a woman he didn’t know earlier in the day.
They also found two cellphones that matched the description of Fletcher Robinson’s missing phone.
Fletcher Robinson was days from her 45th birthday, according to social media posts from relatives.
On her GoFundMe page, people left messages of condolence for her family.
"I love you my sister be strong and carry out your duty. Just remain humble and true to who you are. Love & Respect," one commenter said.