Skip to comments.Charges not filed against man arrested in fatal San Bernardino stabbing(CA)
Posted on 06/26/2012 12:07:02 PM PDT by marktwain
SAN BERNARDINO - Prosecutors declined to file charges against a Long Beach man who was arrested June 19 in a fatal San Bernardino stabbing.
John Tomlinson, 55, was released from West Valley Detention Center on Friday after the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office turned down the criminal case.
"The defendant acted in self defense," said Chris Lee, District Attorney's Office spokesman.
San Bernardino police arrested Tomlinson after he stabbed 52-year-old Clemonsey Thompson in the 3000 block of North Mojave Court. Thompson died about an hour later at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Police say Thompson confronted his estranged wife at her house regarding their relationship.
"She had a restraining order against him due to his past threats of violence against her," said San Bernardino police Lt. Paul Williams. "When he confronted her and Tomlinson, there were more threats being made."
Tomlinson, who was involved in a relationship with Thompson's estranged wife, stepped in and tried to stop the argument. Thompson then began to punch Tomlinson.
"Tomlinson defended himself with the knife," Williams said.
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And what is so different than the Martin assault of Zimmerman?
Nothing to see here, adulteress wife has new lover off ex-husband.
You are absolutely correct. Yet, there are those that scoff at the seriousness of adultery. I would guess that many assaults and killings arise from infidelity.
A photo is provided of the Black male who defended himself and his girlfriend.
No photo of the dead man.
My first thought...
The dead man must be white.
There's a click-thru to the victim's photo.
He's Black also.