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Son’s pestering for Smokeless nicotine and cigarettes led to stabbing, records say

 

 

A Colorado Springs woman arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder told police she “poked” her son with a kitchen knife because he kept asking for cigarettes as she tried to sleep, according to court documents released Monday.

 

Ila Marie Voyles, 45, remains jailed without bond in connection with Thursday’s death of 19-year-old Johnny Velasquez.

 

Voyles told police she and her brother-in-law were sleeping at her home Thursday night in the 1400 block of North Corona Street when her son came in and lay on the bed, according to an arrest affidavit.

 

“She said the victim was asking for cigarettes and told her that she would not get any sleep,” Colorado Springs police detective Missy Reynolds wrote in the affidavit. “She stated she told the victim several times to leave the room, and he refused.”

 

Ila Voyles’ brother-in-law, 45-yearold Rick Martinez, told police Velasquez had come into the bedroom about 10 times, asking for cigarettes, the affidavit states.

 

“Mr. Martinez stated that Ila had become frustrated with the victim and said, ‘I’m gonna go get a knife,'” the affidavit states.

 

Voyles went to the kitchen for a knife “to show him I meant business,” the affidavit states.

 

When she returned, Velasquez was smoking a cigarette in bed, and when he refused to leave, she “poked” him in the chest, the affidavit states. She saw blood and called one of her daughters, 27-year-old Angela Voyles.

 

The daughter told police her mom was …

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