Girlfriend charged in slaying of Delaware County cop

    The girlfriend of an off-duty police officer has been charged with shooting him to death inside his Philadelphia-area home.

    Authorities in Delaware County charged 27-year-old Tyaina Finch of Glenolden with first- and third-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Mark Hudson in Darby Township on Saturday.

    Officials say Hudson had worked part time for the Darby Borough police department for four years.Authorities allege in a criminal complaint that Finch at first said the shooting was accidental but later said she fired in self-defense after being attacked.

    A day before being charged with murder, Finch was arrested Monday on threat and assault charges stemming from a dispute last summer during which authorities allege she threatened Hudson with a knife.

    After her arraignment, Finch was transported to Delaware County Prison where she was being held without bail.

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