Melanie Staine claims Self Defense in Slaying of Common-Law-Husband Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:00

Melanie Staine35-year-old Melanie Staine was released by police on Monday after she was questioned for the killing of Kareem Dixon. Dixon was Staine’s common-law husband and at about 11 p.m. on Saturday, October 6th, the couple got into a heated argument. According to a report by the couple’s son, shortly after the argument started, Staine walked into the house and informed him that his father had slapped her across the face. The son grabbed a pint bottle, the mother grabbed a knife from the kitchen and, the two proceeded outside. When Dixon noticed the two coming, he started to move up the stairs of the house towards them. The son said that Dixon reached for his side like he was about to pull something from his pants and that's when Staine went forward and stabbed him to the left side of his chest. Dixon was rushed to the hospital by someone in the area at the time. He succumbed to the injury at 1:45 a.m. while receiving treatment.

Melanie Staine, who is claiming a case of self defense, was arrested by police and released after instructions were handed down from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution. Police investigation into the incident continues and a decision will be made on Staine’s fate at the conclusion.