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Posted at 1:23 PM ET, 04/11/2010

Two dead in apparent domestic dispute

By Washington Post Editors

Two people were killed Sunday morning in what appeared to be a domestic dispute in an Alexandria apartment building, police said.

Officers responded to reports of a domestic disturbance at 375 South Reynolds Street just after 10 a.m. Sunday morning and found two victims when they arrived, said Jody Donaldson, an Alexandria police spokesman. Crime scene analysts and detectives were at the apartment building near Alexandria's Landmark Mall on Sunday afternoon gathering evidence and looking for witnesses.

Donaldson said the slayings did not appear to be a murder-suicide, but police did not provide additional information about a potential suspect, saying it was too early in the investigation to do so.

--Josh White

By Washington Post Editors  | April 11, 2010; 1:23 PM ET
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When this happens in PG county all you racist Rednecks from Virginia and all around have comments... Where are your racist comments now when it happens on your door steps.

Posted by: mgartrell | April 11, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

mgartrell has a point. I grew up in PG County and now live in Montgomery County near the DC line. AND I live about a mile from a double-murder several years ago. Let's face it: wherever there are people, there will be problems. Hatred and all forms of violence know no political boundaries: murders happen in Bladensburg and Bethesda, Silver Spring and Springfield, The District and District Heights. What is really the issue is that unchecked anger and rage, often over insignificant thing or comments, evolve into violence and murder. Somewhere along the line people have allowed their emotions to take over and have left their common sense in their back pockets. It's a sad state of affairs.

Posted by: DecafDrinker | April 11, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

90% of the time, gun violence is a racial problem.
That's why 12% of the population make up 60% of violent crime.
This could have been any ethnic background.

So yes, why violence is "everywhere" it is generally held to PG County and DC though not exclusivley.

As soon as someone would say it outright we could get down to it's roots in poverty, racism, hopelessness, and media. Dancing around it, while politically correct, will do nothing to solve the problems. And all of us (from gun enthusiasts to those living in minoroty heavy areas) have a stake in getting to the problem and solving it.

But, before ANYTHING happens we must GET to the root of it.
That won't eliminate all of it (as the incident in Alex. shows) but it would get at most of it.

Posted by: confedrate1111 | April 11, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

This has nothing to do with race, it is about a man killing his wife and child. But, if you must know, it WAS a black man.

Posted by: youdontknowme | April 11, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

confedrate1111 (is that spelled incorrectly on purpose??), what are you rambling on about?

Plus??? "So yes, why violence is "everywhere" it is generally held to PG County and DC though not exclusivley. [SIC]"


And it's "its", not "it's" in your 3rd nonsensical paragraph...

Posted by: sigmagrrl | April 11, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

mgartrell, I am sorry to say, the victims and the alleged killer are all black. Blacks are the most violient race in the U.S. and they only represent 13% of the population. Why is this Mgartrell?

Posted by: ConservativeDemocrat | April 12, 2010 5:15 AM | Report abuse

I am truly amazed at the amount of racial hate thats displayed here. May God Bless ALL of you Fu@king idiots!!

Posted by: usc932000 | April 12, 2010 6:42 AM | Report abuse

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