Judge denies bond for Marco Island woman accused of fatally stabbing boyfriend
MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- A judge denied bond for the woman accused of murdering her boyfriend.
24-year-old Lisa Troemner is facing second degree murder charges for fatally stabbing her boyfriend, Trevor Smith.
The State Attorney’s Office (SAO) says Troemner used a kitchen knife to stab Smith.
Troemner faced a Collier County judge this afternoon.
Deputies say after stabbing her boyfriend, Troemner tried to kill herself by slicing her own throat. She then ran to a nearby 7-11 covered in blood where the convenience store clerk called 911.
The state is requesting a $1 million bond. Defense attorney Donald Day is representing Troemner. He told the judge, the bond should be much less.
“I disagree with the state that the evidence is overwhelming. There’s no question that there was ultimately a weapon and a fatality, however, the booking sheet is very sparse as to the details of the criminal offense itself.”
Day also brought up the fact that Troemner says she and Smith had been fighting for days before the stabbing. He implied his client acted in self defense.
“We do know the victim was much larger than the defendant in this case. He’s a male, she’s a very small female,” said Day.
Troemner’s mother was in court Wednesday but did not speak with WINK News.
The judge chose to hold Troemner on no bond and will instead let the judge who will preside over the case decide.