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Police: Man who stabbed runner stole knife from store

November 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say the man accused of fatally stabbing a runner in the nation’s capital stole the knife used in the attack.

WTOP-FM reports D.C. Homicide Detective Charles Fultz testified Thursday at a preliminary hearing for 23-year-old Anthony Crawford. Crawford is charged with first-degree murder in the September slaying of 35-year-old Wendy Martinez.

Fultz said surveillance video shows Crawford in an aisle where “Smart Living” brand knives are sold about 20 minutes before the attack. He said a bloody knife of the same brand and type sold at the store was found near the stabbing and had DNA from Martinez and Crawford.

The hearing was to determine if federal prosecutors have enough evidence to continue their case against Crawford, who’s represented by a public defender. The judge will rule Friday.

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Information from: WTOP-FM, http://www.wtop.com

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