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Cardinal resident charged in stabbing death of husband

A Mathews County woman has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of her husband on Friday.

Monique Flowers, 48, of Shark Drive in Cardinal, has been charged with two felonies in connection with the stabbing death of her 58-year-old husband, Gary Flowers. The charges are willfully, deliberately and with premeditation killing and murdering her husband in the first degree, and a second charge of unlawfully stabbing, cutting or wounding her husband in the commission or attempted commission of a felony.

She was taken to the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center in Saluda and is being held without bond.

The sheriff’s office responded to what was called in as a problem at the residence shortly after 9 p.m. Friday. According to Mathews Sheriff Mark Barrick, information developed as patrol units responded to the scene that there may have been a stabbing. The first deputy on scene discovered the deceased male, later identified as Gary Flowers, inside the...

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