Patchetts Creek Female Charged With Murder

Christina Naomia Rivera (40) H/F of 210 Patchetts Creek Ln. Sanford was arrested for 1st degree murder and misdemeanor child abuse. 

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office was called to 210 Patchetts Creek Ln. Sanford on June 5th, 2015 @ 4:36 PM to investigate an unresponsive person. 

Robert Wayne Mathews (32) W/M of 210 Patchetts Creek was found by EMS workers on the living floor of the residence unresponsive and was transported to CCH-ER in attempts to resuscitate Mathews.

Christina Rivera (girlfriend) reported to officers on scene she had returned from the grocery store around 3 PM and found Mathews on the floor and believed he was asleep. After retrieving her daughter from the bus stop, their daughter in common, attempted to wake Mathews and realized he was not breathing. 

Rivera later admitted to investigators she and Mathews had gotten into an argument over drugs and she gave Mathews a lethal dose of Heroin. Rivera admitted Mathews had collapsed hours before she attempted to render assistance to him.

Rivera was held under no bond.

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