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Man Who Fatally Stabbed His Ex Died of Heart Attack Fleeing the Scene
When it comes to the murder of a retired Simi Valley teacher, the police know who the suspect is, but he won't ever be arrested. That's because the suspect, the victim's ex-boyfriend, suffered a fatal heart attack when he crashed his truck as he fled the scene of the crime.Paul Porter, 66, an Arizona resident, had driven out to Simi Valley last week to the home of his ex, Janice Somple, 65, according to L.A. Now. Porter is believed to have stabbed and beaten Somple to death inside her house. Somple and Porter had dated 15 years ago, and the relationship had ended amicably.
Authorities are not sure why Porter killed Somple so many years after their breakup.
The Simi Valley Police Department said today that Porter's vehicle had been seen leaving Somple's residence the day of the crime, reports CBS2. The vehicle description matched that of a car involved in a wreck later that day in Simi Valley. The driver of that vehicle, Porter, was determined to have had a heart attack behind the wheel.
Somple had taught English at area high schools for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2008.