Woman Arrested in Stabbing Death Of Husband

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Shortly after 1:00 a.m. today, Long Beach Police Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the area of 7th Street and Long Beach Boulevard regarding an “unknown trouble” call.

When officers arrived, they discovered the body of an adult male inside the apartment suffering from apparent stab wounds. The male was treated at the scene but later died as a result of his injuries.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the male and the female occupant of the apartment have been married for about a year. The male forced entry into the home and a physical confrontation ensued. During the altercation, the female stabbed the male with a knife, resulting in his death.

The female was transported to the police station for a formal interview. Investigators interviewed the female as well as other witnesses at the scene and compiled evidence. After further investigation, detectives have determined that the actions taken by the female appear to be in self-defense and she was released from custody.

The incident is still under investigation and will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office for a formal disposition. Because it has been determined that the female in this case acted in self-defense and is being considered a victim of domestic violence, her identity is protected under California law. The male’s identity has not been released yet pending notification if next of kin.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch or Donald Goodman at (5620 570-07244. Anonymous information may also be submitted via text or the web by visiting www.longbeach.gov/police.

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