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Man charged in fatal stabbing of his fiancee

Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 6:14 AM EDT
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UPDATE 5/12/21 @ 10:43 a.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man has been charged with murder after stabbing his fiancee, according to court documents.

Charleston Police responded to the 100 block of Sunset Drive around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday.

The suspect, Michael Fleming Jr., 37, told dispatchers he was in a physical altercation with his fiancee and stabbed her in the neck, according to the criminal complaint.

Police found Virginia Bradford, 34, of Charleston, dead inside the residence with multiple stab wounds.

They also found a knife near Bradford.

During the investigation, authorities learned that Fleming and Bradford lived together and had a 5-month-old child.

Investigators say Fleming had a wound on the top of his hand. Medics treated the injury on scene, but decided to take him to the hospital. The injury was minor and Fleming was taken into custody.

Fleming is charged with first-degree murder.

He’s being held in South Central Regional Jail without bond.

UPDATE 5/12/21 @ 8:36 a.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Charleston Police have released the name of the person who was killed after being stabbed.

It happened around 4:45 Wednesday morning in the 100 block of Sunset Drive.

Virginia Bradford, 34, of Charleston, was found dead inside the residence with multiple stab wounds, according to police.

CPD says the suspect, Michael Fleming Jr., 37, was taken to the hospital by the Charleston Fire Department for a minor injury then released into police custody. He is charged with 1st degree murder.

The Criminal Investigation Division is working to learn more.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.

UPDATE 5/12/21

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Police have confirmed that one person has died in an early morning stabbing.

A suspect is being detained and questioned.

Police tell WSAZ that there is no threat to the public.

No other details are being released at this time.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.

ORIGINAL STORY 5/12/21

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - At least one person has been injured in a stabbing.

It happened at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Sunset Drive.

Dispatchers say one person was stabbed and taken to the hospital.

No word yet on a suspect or whether anyone else was injured.

Officers with the Charleston Criminal Investigation Division are on scene.

WSAZ has a crew on scene gathering information.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.

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