Newport News man charged in wife's stabbing death

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 29 at 4:57 AM

NEWPORT NEWS -- Newport News police are investigating the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman in the 3700 block of Sherwood Place.

Police responded to that address around 1:45 p.m. Monday to find Jamila Adam lying on the ground suffering from what appeared to be several stab wounds, according to police spokesperson Harold Eley.

The victim was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead a short time later. 

Investigators say Adam was assaulted and stabbed by her husband, Barharadin Omar Juma, 49, during a domestic argument. 

Juma has been charged with murder and use of a knife in the commission of a felony. He is currently being held on no bond at the Newport News City Jail. 

 

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