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

Deadly stabbing in Md. home: Police

By Matt Zapotosky
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 Matt Zapotosky  | 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

When the story was first reported, I surmised that there was more to the story and the intruder was possibly familiar with the homeowner for the homeowner to grab a knife and use it. It all comes together now ... there was another lover in the apartment.

Posted by: gordonj1 | November 24, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

When the story was first reported, I surmised that there was more to the story and the intruder was possibly familiar with the homeowner for the homeowner to grab a knife and use it. It all comes together now ... there was another lover in the apartment.

Posted by: gordonj1 | November 24, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

When the story was first reported, I surmised that there was more to the story and the intruder was possibly familiar with the homeowner for the homeowner to grab a knife and use it. It all comes together now ... there was another lover in the apartment.

Posted by: gordonj1 | November 24, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

I guess some of you were right, there is more to the story.

Posted by: ctree | November 24, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

These are the types problems you run into as a homeowner when you live in Pee-Gee.

Posted by: formerPG_resident | November 24, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

He broke in the house and the ex-girlfriend broke a knife in his chest. As cold as it sounds, what would you rather read about a girlfriend killing her stalker boyfriend or boyfriend killing ex-boyfriend and her new friend. Unlawful entry, self defense, end of story.

Posted by: ClevenderInDC | November 24, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

First off, how do you force yourself in an apartment if the door is locked. The homeowner should have dialed 911 when the guy was at the door.
Why would she attempt to open the door without know who was on the other side at 11:40 at night?

More investigation is necessary.

Posted by: Hlynchmaster | November 24, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

I know exactly where this happened. I happen to live in the same complex. Not the same building tho. WOW. In the 3 yrs I've lived here, I've noticed LOTS of domestic disputes. So this particular incident doesn't surprise me. Other than that, the complex is normally quiet.

Posted by: Ms511 | November 24, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

If this is truly self defense, then good for her! Sounds like a domestic violence issue and it could have ended up with her dead if she hadn't stabbed him. However, there's a limit to self defense. I have a feeling that the number of stab wounds will weigh heavily on this.

Posted by: HappyArmyWife | November 24, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Do we have a name on the woman? Sounds like it might be my third wife.

Posted by: RepealObamacareNow | November 24, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Good Ole Prince George's County. Our family moved out of there in the early eighties. Best thing my ever mother did.

Posted by: localgoober | November 24, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Did she come to the door and he forced his way in? And where was the other guy who was also in the apartment? Now if the dead ex did force his way inm then he got what he deserved. I've been saying this for a minute now, dudes leave these girl alone once you're done with them, because either you'll end up beating or killing them and getting a bunch of time or you'll end up like this guy, dead.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | November 24, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

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