Records: Man stabbed nearly 200 times; wife charged with murder

Vivian Lanette Mims  MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL
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Vivian Lanette Mims MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL

A woman is facing a murder charges after a Dayton man was found with nearly 200 stab wounds, according to court records.

Vivian L. Mims, 63, was charged with two counts of murder and two counts of felonious assault in the death of Bobby L. Mims.

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Bobby Mims, 82, died from multiple stab wounds, according to Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger.

An autopsy revealed he was stabbed 192 times, according Dayton Municipal Court records.

On Tuesday, police responded to Main Street and Locust Drive after a caller said his mother killed his father and was attempting to kill herself, Dayton police Sgt. Mike Godsey said.

The son told detectives that when he arrived on the scene his mother stated, “I did it this time,” read court documents.

When the son looked into the back seat of a parked car, he found his father dead.

Once police arrived, they found Vivian Mims trying to ingest bleach.

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“The officers forced their way into the car to prevent the female from causing additional harm to herself,” Godsey said.

A detective found the knife used in the stabbing in Vivian Mims’ purse, which she was holding when police arrived, according to court documents.

Vivian Mims was booked Thursday evening into the Montgomery County Jail and is scheduled to appear Friday for her arraignment in Dayton Municipal Court.

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