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Man kills former roommate as she hugged him goodbye before moving in with her boyfriend

By Mason White 3:19 PM April 4, 2017
Randy Herman and Brooke Preston
Randy Herman and Brooke Preston
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was fatally stabbed with a hunting knife by her former roommate.

According to police, the two were in platonic relationship while they shared a home at 813 Sarazen Drive in Florida.

21-year-old Brooke Preston was collecting the last of her belongings from the home in West Palm Beach, as she was getting ready to return to her native Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

She reportedly planned on living with her boyfriend and begin a career in journalism.

However, when she hugged and said her goodbyes to her former roommate, 24-year-old Randy Herman, Jr., he stabbed her to death.

Preston was found covered with a blanket and she had suffered more than 12 stab wounds.

Herman told police that Preston came into his room to hug him and to say goodbye. He then went to get a T-shirt that he wanted to give her as a parting gift, and the next thing he remembers is seeing blood, according to the police report.

He was charged with first-degree murder.