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Police: Arrest made in fatal Southeast stabbing

Monday - 3/5/2012, 7:27am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - D.C. police say a man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a southeast Washington man.

Police say 56-year-old Ellsworth Colbert was arrested Sunday morning in connection with the death of 37-year-old Robert Leroy Wright.

Authorities say Wright was found stabbed in the 3600 block of Highwood Dr. in southeast around 10:15 a.m. on Sunday and was later pronounced dead at local hospital.

Colbert was arrested about an hour after authorities responded to the report of the stabbing.


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