Woman arrested for fatally stabbing her fiancé

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A 29-year-old Wells Estate woman was arrested and detained on a charge of murder after the fatal stabbing of her fiancé during the early hours of this morning, June 19.

According to police information, it is alleged that at about 03:00, the couple returned home from a party.

“An argument broke out between them and the suspect ordered her fiancé to leave. It is further alleged that the fiancé, aged 34, started to assault her and during the physical altercation, he was stabbed in his chest and back,” said Col Priscilla Naidu, police spokesperson.

He succumbed to his wounds at a clinic.

The incident took place in Elephant Park in Wells Estate.

“The woman was arrested at the crime scene and detained for murder. She is expected to appear in the Motherwell Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, June 20. The next of kin of the deceased has not yet been informed.”