Columbus man charged with murder after woman stabbed to death on Dorsey Drive

Columbus man charged with murder after woman stabbed to death on Dorsey Drive

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A local mother has been killed following a stabbing near Dorsey Drive in Columbus earlier today.

According to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, 34-year-old DeAnn King was pronounced dead at an area hospital this afternoon after suffering from multiple stab wounds in a reported domestic dispute.

At approximately 12:00 p.m. Columbus Police Department units were dispatched to the 6500 block of Dorsey Drive in reference to a person being injured.

Upon the officers arrival, they discovered DeAnn King suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was transported to the Piedmont Regional Medical Center ER where she later died from her injuries.

DeAnn King’s body will be sent to Decatur for an autopsy tomorrow.

The crime scene on Dorsey Drive Saturday afternoon
The crime scene on Dorsey Drive Saturday afternoon

Responding patrol officers were able to track down and apprehend a suspect in the stabbing, 39-year-old Marcus Dewayne King. Marcus, who reportedly lived with DeAnn in the Dorsey Drive residence, was also transported to the Piedmont Regional Medical Center ER for injuries that he sustained.

Authorities say Marcus King has been charged with Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Knife during the Commission of a Crime, and Cruelty to Children in the 3rd Degree.

Marcus King’s preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Monday at 8:00 a.m in Recorder’s Court.

DeAnn King’s death marks the 12th homicide of the year in Columbus.

This is a developing story. Stay with News Leader 9 for the latest details.

39-year-old Marcus Dewayne King
39-year-old Marcus Dewayne King

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