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Woman charged with murder after man is stabbed to death

Taylor Higgins

Tucson police tell KGUN9 that 40-year-old Rene Kemp was fighting with her live-in partner when she grabbed a knife and stabbed him once in the chest, killing him.

Woman charged with murder after man is stabbed to death

CREATED Jun. 8, 2013
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A woman faces first-degree murder charges after she stabbed a man in the chest during a domestic dispute Friday night.
 
Police responded to a domestic dispute at a home in the 2300 block of Saddleback Avenue just before 11:00 p.m. Friday, according to Sgt. Chris Widmer with the Tucson Police Department. 
 
Widmer tells KGUN9 that a 44-year-old man and 40-year-old Rene Kemp, who were living together with their two children, got into an altercation.
 
The man called his friend and asked to be picked up. When the man's friend arrived, he began packing up his belongings to leave for the night, Widmer said.  
 
That's when Kemp went to the kitchen, grabbed a steak knife and stabbed the man once in the chest, according to Widmer.  
 
The man then struck Kemp several times, resulting in multiple injuries.
 
The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, Widmer said. 
 
The woman was later charged with first-degree murder, according to Widmer. 
 
Two children were in the home at the time of the domestic dispute, a 13-year-old and a nine-year-old. 

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