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Durham woman charged in husband's stabbing death

Posted February 17, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015

Cathy Dowdy Martin

— Police in Durham have charged a woman with murder in the stabbing death of her husband Tuesday morning.

Officers responding to a call in the 300 block of North Driver Street around 6:50 a.m. found Anthony Martin, 57, dead inside his home.

Martin's wife, Cathy Dowdy Martin, 56, was later arrested in the case.

Police have not released a possible motive for the crime.

Anyone who might have information that could help investigators should call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440, extension 29335, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

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  • Wayne R. Douglas Feb 17, 2015
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    Another case where obviously no gun was available, yet the crime continued. Where is Hans when you need her?