Man charged in deadly stabbing of fiancee

BALTIMORE - A Baltimore man has been charged with the deadly stabbing of his fiancée.

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William Thornsberry, 57, of the 600 block of South Anne Street, is charged with first- and second-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon with intent to injure.

Baltimore Police were initially called to the 1500 block of Marshall Street after getting reports of a suicide attempt. When they arrived, officers found Sara Harris, 45, suffering from stab wounds to her torso and back, charging documents state.

The documents also state that witnesses at the scene told police they overheard Thornsberry use the word “kill” while on the phone outside.

When police spoke with him, Thornsberry said his fiancée was drinking heavily and started to get into a physical fight with him so he decided to leave, returning about 10 minutes later, according to charging documents.

The documents say Thornsberry told police when he got back to the house he saw Harris with a knife in her hand and he tried to wrestle it from her. He said Harris received three cuts to her left side, one to her armpit area and two cuts to her back.

He told police once he got the knife away he took it to the sink to clean it.

Thornsberry didn’t call 911, but had a friend contact police about 40 minutes after the incident, according to charging documents.

Harris was taken to an area hospital, but ultimately died.

A medical examiner ruled the death a homicide and noted that the cuts were 1-4 inches deep.

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