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No charges filed in Spartanburg stabbing death from February(SC)
goupstate.com ^ | 12 March, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 03/13/2012 4:30:02 AM PDT by marktwain

No charges will be filed against the man who fatally stabbed Donnie Scott Cohen last month. The 72-year-old man who stabbed Cohen told officers he acted in self-defense.

The 7th Circuit Solicitor’s office reviewed the case and no evidence points to anything but the man’s claim of self-defense, Capt. Regina Nowak with Spartanburg Public Safety Department wrote in an email to the Herald-Journal.

Police say the two men had fought prior to the stabbing.

Cohen, 56, of 612-B W. St. John St., was stabbed once in the chest Feb. 27 at the home where he and the former suspect lived.

Officers found Cohen lying on the floor with a large amount of blood around him as emergency responders treated him, according to an incident report.

He was pronounced dead at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

The man told officers that Cohen came at him with a knife and he took the knife from Cohen and stabbed him.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; domestic; knife
Included to the banglist because knives are arms protected by the Second Amendment.
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