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Melanie Eam: Woman accused of stabbing ex-boyfriend back in court

Posted at 10:53 AM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 11:13:52-04

The woman whom the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says killed her ex-boyfriend inside a Loxahatchee home was back in court Wednesday.

Melanie Eam, 21, stabbed James Barry to death after he broke up with her in November, according to deputies.


Lawyers are still waiting on court documents that include a confession police say Eamgave in Maryland where she was arrested.

Her lawyers are going to try to get a judge to throw that confession out. They say the confession was illegally obtained.

Barry would have turned 22-years-old this Sunday.

His parents and family were in court for the status check on Wednesday.

They say they will have a heavy heart this weekend celebrating Barry's first birthday since his death.

"Looking at the loss of such a wonderful individual, looking at this birthday coming up, he'll be here spiritually," Barry's father James Barry said. "But physically, not there to love him to hold him to enjoy."

The judge ordered another status hearing for July 12th.