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Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Deadly stabbing in Md. home: Police

By Allison Klein
Allison Klein

A man was fatally stabbed late Tuesday night after he forced his way into the Temple Hills apartment of a woman he was once romantically involved with, authorities and law enforcement sources said.

The incident occurred about 11:40 p.m. in an apartment in the 3100 block of Brinkley Road, said Officer Evan Baxter.

Baxter said a woman stabbed a man who had forced his way into her home, but all the other circumstances were being investigated -- including whether the killing was self-defense.

Two law enforcement sources familiar with the case said the intruder was the woman's ex- or current boyfriend, and when he broke into the apartment, he found her there with another man with whom she was romantically involved.

Investigators are still trying to talk to all those involved to determine who stabbed the intruder and what the circumstances of the stabbing were, the sources said.

One of the sources said the woman told detectives she asked the intruder to leave, then stabbed him when tried to assault her. Investigators believed her account at least preliminarily, the sources said, though they were still trying to interview the other man.

The woman's apartment, which sits next to only one other on the top level of a garden-style complex, remained sealed with red crime tape Wednesday morning. A trail of dried blood was clearly visible leading down the wooden stairs to the ground level.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

By Allison Klein  | November 24, 2010; 11:38 AM ET
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Comments

time to arrest the homeowner!....milloy will explain why in his next column

Posted by: OldSalt8 | November 24, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Good for the homeowner! Hopefully this incident will make people think twice about taking something that isn't theirs.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | November 24, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

I find it strange and unbeliveable that someone will attempt to break into a house at 11:30 pm when they know someone will more likely be there. I believe the police investigation might prove this was not a break-in and look forward to the update.

Posted by: ejones2 | November 24, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

I find it strange and unbeliveable that someone will attempt to break into a house at 11:30 pm when they know someone will more likely be there. I believe the police investigation might prove this was not a break-in and look forward to the update.

Posted by: ejones2 | November 24, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

time to arrest the homeowner!....milloy will explain why in his next column

Posted by: OldSalt8
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Oh, go someplace and grow one!

Posted by: ceefer66 | November 24, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Smith and Wesson reside at my house to great the unwanted visitor....

Posted by: 10bestfan | November 24, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

11:30 at night? Break-in?

Could be a domestic dispute/stalking issue.

Posted by: kahlua87 | November 24, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Knifing someone is a very up close and personal way to kill someone. I'd look deeper into this. If it was a break-in, I've got no qualms, but look into it.

Posted by: jckdoors | November 24, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Breaking into an occupied home is not unusual. The burglar who they just arrested for breaking into over 100 homes entered all these homes in the early morning when the residents were asleep.

Posted by: buffysummers | November 24, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Dope fiends will break into your home no matter the day or night or time. Dont over analyze. Its very likely a burgular broke in assuming that the homeowners werent there or were asleep. Someone was obviously there, may have heard the noise, grabbed a knife and went looking. Saw someone and out of being frieghtened couldve plunged the knife straight into the thief without thinking the wound could be fatal.

I hate to think of people losing their lives but I hate people having a sense of entitlement and wanting to take things that dont belong to them. People work hard, something theives know nothing about because its easier to prey on what someone else has. Just like the guy who witnessed some teems breaking into his car trying to steal it. He heard his alarm go off looked out the window, saw the teens, and retreived his gun. He shot at the boy, the boy was hit and died and they treating the man like hes despicable....its called HOME TRAINING....Im just disgusted how the suspects sometimes have more rights than the victims.

Posted by: iman_streety | November 24, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

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