Opening statements have been heard in the manslaughter trial of Danielle Allen, accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death at the couple's apartment in Livingston County in November of 2016.
Prosecutor Greg McCaffrey says Allen and Marcus Postell had been drinking and watching a scary movie when she grabbed a knife and stabbed him. McCaffrey says Allen was angry because Postell wanted to break up with her, and says she attacked him while he was sitting peacefully on a sofa. But Defense Attorney Joe Daniels says on the contrary, Allen was defending herself from an attack. He claims Postell was choking Allen when she grabbed the knife.
Charging documents said Allen first said Postell had tried to kill himself, then changed her story and said he attacked her.