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Benson Man Charged in Woman's Death

Posted August 7, 1996

— A man who called Johnston County 9-1-1 Wednesday to report he'd been stabbed has now been charged in connection of the death of the woman who allegedly stabbed him.

Rescue workers rushed to a Harnett Street house Wednesday in response to that call and found that Otis Amberson had been stabbed seven times. Amberson reportedly sent police to a house one block away where they found the body of Magdalene Porter. She had died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police say an apparent domestic dispute accelerated into violence.

Amberson is hospitalized and remains in serious condition


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