Police say Phoenix woman stabbed new husband

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Police say Phoenix woman stabbed new husband

CREATED Nov. 30, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Higgins 

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say they have released a woman after she claimed she fatally stabbed her husband in self-defense.

Sgt. Steve Martos says the 49-year-old woman called police Thursday night and told dispatchers she had stabbed her new husband.

Martos says the 43-year-old man argued with the woman's mentally impaired adult son and the argument turned into a physical altercation. During the fight the woman stabbed her husband.

He later died at a hospital.

Police released the woman until they complete their investigation and consult with county prosecutors.

The name of the victim and the woman were not released.

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