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Harnett County man was stabbed to death

Posted February 2, 2011 3:50 p.m. EST

— A Harnett County man found dead inside his girlfriend’s home in November was stabbed to death, according to an autopsy report released Thursday.

Steven Neva Cain, 33, suffered a fatal stab wound to the left thigh, which cut his femoral artery and vein, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill. He was also stabbed in the left side of his chest.

He also had a blood-alcohol concentration of .17, according to a toxicology report.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an accidental injury at the Fuquay-Varina home of Kelly Elizabeth Rose, 37, on Nov. 8.

Cain was dead by the time paramedics arrived.

Rose, of 448 Oakridge Duncan Road, faces one count of first-degree murder in the case.

Authorities have not released further details about the case, but they have said that deputies had responded to domestic calls at the home in the past.