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Man dies after stabbing in north Spokane

UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal stabbing at an apartment complex at 7001 North Atlantic Street Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (Jonathan Glover / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal stabbing at an apartment complex at 7001 North Atlantic Street Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (Jonathan Glover / The Spokesman-Review)
By Jonathan Glover and Rachel Sun The Spokesman-Review

Two arrests were made Thursday afternoon in the killing of a man late Wednesday in north Spokane.

The victim’s girlfriend, 33-year-old Tanessa M. Wilturner, and her 27-year-old cousin, Selena M. Akridge-Davis, have been charged with second-degree murder.

The man reportedly was stabbed about 9 p.m. at an apartment complex at 7001 N. Atlantic St., said Spokane County Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Gregory.

He received emergency medical attention before being transported in an ambulance with a stab wound to the chest. He later died at a hospital.

Initial reports said the victim had been stabbed in a fight with three men while he was walking back to his apartment with Wilturner. But there was no blood or sign of struggle along the route described.

Residents at the apartment complex said they had heard arguing the previous day, and the same day before officers arrived.

A search warrant was granted, and evidence collected at the scene along with an investigation Wednesday night and Thursday morning gave detectives probable cause to arrest Wilturner and Akridge-Davis this afternoon.

Wilturner and Akridge-Davis are scheduled for a court hearing Friday afternoon.

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