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Charge reduced in Sanford teen's stabbing death

A Lee County grand jury has indicted a Sanford man on a second-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of his girlfriend two years ago, authorities said.

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Edward Donald Rivera, 21, of Sanford - 8/1 mugshot - Dana Shorb murder suspect
SANFORD, N.C. — A Lee County grand jury has indicted a Sanford man on a second-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of his girlfriend two years ago, authorities said.

Edward Donald Rivera, 23, was initially charged with first-degree murder in the April 26, 2008, stabbing of Dana Shorb.

Shorb, 17, was found dead in the shower of her home at 210 Bounty Lane, which she shared with Rivera and their child. An autopsy showed Shorb had been stabbed 11 times in the arms, head, neck and chest.

The second-degree murder charge reflects less premeditation than a first-degree murder charge.

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