LONG BEACH (CBS) — Residents of an apartment building in Long Beach said Monday they heard screaming before a woman stabbed her husband to death.

Neighbors alleged that both victim and the woman used crack cocaine and had a history of violence.

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KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports one woman recalled police responding to a domestic abuse call.

“I told my husband, I said ‘I hear noise, I hear screaming and hollering, something is going on,” she said. “Both of them are on drugs…she killed him, I know she did.”

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Police arrived at the two-story apartment building near 7th and Long Beach around 1:30 early Monday morning and found the man dead.

The woman was taken to the hospital and treated for superficial injuries.

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The woman initially was held on suspicion of  murder, but investigators later determined she acted in self-defense.