Fresno woman stabbed to death after Craigslist date identified

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Authorities have now identified the woman who was stabbed to death in Central Fresno as 41-year-old Robin Smith.

Family members said she leaves behind eight children and was a good mother and friend.

Smith was killed on New Year's Eve near First Street and McKinley Avenue. Police say she had met with a man looking for a relationship through Craigslist. But an argument broke out over money, and investigators say the victim's boyfriend showed up and started attacking the man.

That man has told police he stabbed smith in self defense, and he is cooperating with the investigation. It's not clear yet if he'll face charges.
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