Police: Husband Arrested After Wife Is Stabbed To Death in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police are investigating the city’s second homicide of 2019 after a woman was stabbed to death by her husband in the Chester Park neighborhood Sunday evening, according to police.

Officers responded to the 800 block of Chester Park Drive around 8:23 p.m. Sunday following a call from a child that their parents were fighting, according to Ingrid Hornibrook, public information officer for the police department.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a 40-year-old man wearing what appeared to be blood-stained clothes.

Inside the home, officers found a 41-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds.

The woman was transported to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.

The suspect was taken into custody and placed on an arrest hold at a local hospital. He will later be transferred to the St. Louis County Jail pending formal charges.

Duluth police continue to investigate the case as “what is believed to be a domestic violence homicide.”

The city saw its first homicide of the year on Park Point when 70-year-old Larry Watczak was beaten to death and robbed in his own. The suspect, Darrel Mayhew, has pleaded guilty in the case to a charge of second-degree unintentional murder. Sentencing is set for June 17.

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