Fight Over Woman May Have Led To Johnston Man's Death
Posted June 12, 2006 9:49 a.m. EDT
SELMA, N.C. — Johnston County authorities are investigating a stabbing death that may have resulted from a fight over a woman.
Investigators believe Mustafaa Jihad Dublin, 19, stabbed Hopeton Davis, 19, with a pocketknife shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday near a residence located at
698 Thorne Road
in Selma. Davis later died in surgery, authorities said.
Investigators said Duplin arrived at the house on Thorne Road, slashed a third man's tires, then kicked in a door and got into an altercation with Davis over the victim's sister, whom Dublin used to date.
Dublin, who turned himself in to authorities Sunday evening, faces first-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and murder charges. He is expected to make his first court appearance on Monday.