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Woman slain in eastern Pa. unit; man arrested

Saturday, September 08, 2012
Stabbing

Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a man is facing a criminal homicide charge in the early morning stabbing death of a woman.

Police were called to an Allentown apartment at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday after a reported domestic dispute.

The Lehigh County coroner's office said 31-year-old Lauren Wolstenholme was pronounced dead two hours later.

The manner of death has been ruled homicide but the cause of death is pending an autopsy Monday.

Police said a 31-year-old man armed with a knife was taken into custody after he was hit by a stun gun.

Investigators said he had apparently taken drugs and was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Allentown; he was to arraigned when medically fit.

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