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Man charged after woman stabbed at Raleigh apartment

Posted October 16, 2013
Updated October 17, 2013

— Police have charged a man in connection with a stabbing in Raleigh that sent a woman to a local hospital Wednesday evening.

John Frederick Jenkins, 49, faces charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in the stabbing of Yolanda Purcell, 26.

Police were called to Westridge Woods Apartments, at 308 Buck Jones Road, around 5:15 p.m.

Purcell was taken to Rex Hospital in a private vehicle, police said, and was later taken to WakeMed. She was in fair condition early Thursday.

Investigators haven't commented on a possible motive and said Wednesday night only that the two knew each other.


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  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Oct 18, 2013

    Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton owns your minds.

  • 678devilish Oct 17, 2013

    Time in prison will give this man plenty of time to think about his wrongness.