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Authorities won't charge woman for stabbing a man to death with a comb handle

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On Friday, State’s Attorney Joe McMahon stated that no charges will be filed against an unnamed 19-year-old Illinois woman, who stabbed a man to death with a comb handle. Last fall, Lamar House, 31, died of a stabbing during a domestic dispute in his Ohio Street home. Kane County prosecutors believe she acted in self-defense.

On September 3, the couple became involved in a violent confrontation during the early morning hours. He died after suffering a fatal wound from the sharp handle of a 12-inch plastic comb. The coroner ruled the fatal wound pierced House’s aorta.

McMahon said he reviewed the evidence several times before concluding the unnamed woman acted in self-defense. McMahon said:

“I concluded that the evidence strongly suggests that Mr. House’s death was the result of an act of self-defense that his companion was trying to prevent further harm.”

Read more about this unusual death at the Chicago Tribune.

Marc Hoover is a freelance writer and author of two books “You Need a Cellmate, Not a Soulmate” and “21 Things you Gotta Know About the NFL.” Click on the links to buy his books or contact him about this story or anything else at augustlake@fuse.net. Marc also has a website for family members to write messages to their deceased loved ones. Visit Letters Beyond Heaven to either share or read personal letters to beloved family members and friends.

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