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Slain Durham mom was stabbed 12 times

Posted August 3, 2011 2:08 p.m. EDT

— A Durham woman killed outside a fast-food restaurant last month was stabbed 12 times, according to an autopsy released Wednesday. 

Amanda Mangum, 23, called 911 on July 17 and reported that her husband wanted to hurt her. About five hours later, she was stabbed to death in the parking lot of the KFC/Taco Bell at 1804 S. Miami Blvd. in Durham. 

Mangum was stabbed 10 times in the chest and abdomen and twice in the right shoulder and arm, according to the autopsy report. She also had blunt-force injuries on her chin and right forearm. 

Police arrested Mangum's husband, Kenya Domon Mangum, 29, and charged him with first-degree murder.

Family members have said that Amanda Mangum began dating Kenya Mangum when she was 13 and had her first child at age 15.

In December 2007, she took out a restraining order against Kenya Mangum, which expired after a year, according to Durham County court records.

Amanda Mangum's grandmother in Maryland is caring for her four children – three from her relationship with Kenya Mangum and one from a previous relationship.