Florida Ax Murder

A woman is behind bars in Northwest Florida on an open count of murder.

Authorities say 42-year-old Karlene Ann Alexander fatally struck her boyfriend over the head with an axe last weekend. The two had reportedly been arguing.

William Eugene Roberts’s body was later found in the trailer the couple shared outside of Chipley.

Following the incident, Alexander reportedly traveled to see relatives in St. Petersburg, Florida. That’s where she told police what happened.

She was transported back to Chipley to face charges.

A Washington County judge ordered Tuesday that Alexander be held without bond.

It will be up to State Attorney Steve Meadow's Office to determine if the death was premeditated homicide.