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Arrests made in love triangle stabbing

A man accused of stabbing his lover's estranged husband last week has been arrested for assault.

Spokane police initially said Dumont P. Whitt, 35, may have stabbed Robert D. McQueen in self defense after McQueen confronted him and McQueen's wife, Alicia McQueen, in a home at 2415 E. 1st about 2 a.m. on Dec. 28. But Whitt stabbed McQueen too many times for the case to be considered self defense, said Officer Jennifer DeRuwe, spokeswoman for the Spokane Police Department.
 
The McQueens used to live at the home but Robert McQueen, 35, moved out in late November, according to court documents. He was hospitalized with critical injuries from several stab wounds but has since improved and was booked into jail for trespassing on Wednesday, police said today. 
 
Alicia McQueen told police that Robert McQueen broke into a bedroom window and attacked her before fighting with Whitt, according to a search warrant. 
 
Robert McQueen left after yelling "you stabbed me," police said. Alicia McQueen told police she keeps a steak knife by her bed for protection.
 
Whitt appeared in Spokane County Superior Court today on one count of first-degree assault.



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