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North Carolina man accused in woman’s stabbing death

June 5, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been accused by sheriff’s deputies in a stabbing death which investigators say stemmed from a domestic dispute.

News sources report the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Derrick Lamell Bennett of Hubert is charged with an open count of murder in the death of 31-year-old Christy Godette on Tuesday.

The sheriff’s office says the incident occurred during an argument, but the reason for the argument wasn’t clear.

According to investigators, Godette was Bennett’s sister-in-law, and they added that her three children were inside the home at the time of the incident.

During a court appearance on Wednesday, an attorney was assigned to Bennett, who is jailed without bond. Attorney Stuart Popkin couldn’t be reached for comment.

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