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Domestic stabbing victim improving at hospital

Tue., Dec. 28, 2010, 3:57 p.m.

A Spokane man stabbed during a domestic dispute early today is improving at a hospital.

Robert D. McQueen, 35, is in satisfactory condition after being brought to Sacred Heart Medical Center with critical injuries from a stab wound, hospital staff confirmed.

Police found McQueen with a stab wound to his chest outside a home at 2415 E. 1st about 2 a.m. today. They say he went to the home to confront his estranged wife, Alicia McQueen, 28, and her new boyfriend, Dumont P. Whitt, 35, who were in bed together, according to a search warrant.

The McQueens are married but separated, and Robert McQueen has not lived at the home since late last month, Alicia McQueen told police.

Alicia McQueen told police that Robert McQueen broke in through a bedroom window and attacked her before fighting with Whitt, according to the 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 but didn’t see Whitt stab McQueen.

Officer Jennifer DeRuwe, police spokeswoman, said detectives believe the stabbing may have been self defense and have not made any arrests.

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