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Police: Homeless man beats, stabs homeless woman

Posted July 12, 2009 6:02 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2009 6:48 a.m. EDT

— A homeless man stabbed and hit a homeless woman with a piece of wood Saturday morning, Raleigh Police Lt. A.B. Lull said.

Rebecca Smith Vazquez and Roy Douglas Prelwitz, who is also homeless, were both staying in a wooded area, near South Saunders and South Wilmington streets, when a dispute occurred, Lull said.

After being attacked, Vazquez sought help. She was listed in good condition Sunday at WakeMed.

Police charged Prelwitz with assault with a deadly weapon. He was being held in the Wake County Jail Sunday under a $500,000 bond.