Pinay nurse slain by boyfriend at Florida party

By Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Apr 23 2014 09:57 AM | Updated as of Apr 24 2014 09:27 PM

A 51-year-old Filipina nurse was shot dead by her 24-year-old boyfriend last Sunday in Clearwater, Florida.

Josephine Austria was hosting a birthday party at her home when she was shot by her boyfriend, Alexander Richardson, at around 1 a.m.

According to police, Austria was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Alexander Richardson and Josephine Austria

Richardson was arrested and charged with second degree murder. He was also charged with operating a firearm under the influence of alcohol according to authorities. 

Police said that Richardson went to a nearby gas station to report the shooting and later told initial responders that he had shot his Pinay girlfriend.

The motive is still unclear.  

Richardson, who lived with Austria, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail.