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Man Arrested for Fatal Stabbing

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STATESBORO, GA -

The Statesboro Police Department arrested a suspect for murder and aggravated assault.

Investigators say  Dennis Weaver stabbed two people at a home on Hart Lane Saturday, Feb. 15th.   Marion Lamonte Wiggs and Lashika Weaver were the victims of the attack.  Wiggs was killed while Mrs. Weaver was transported to Memorial in Savannah and is in critical condition, according police.

Statesboro Police Officers APO William Dietz and Corporal Dena Colson responded to the scene, located Mr. Weaver, and placed him under arrest.   Police say Mr. Weaver and Mrs. Weaver are married, but separated and Mr. Weaver was living in Twin City at the time of the incident.

Mr. Wiggs was in a relationship with Mrs. Weaver and the two of them were living at the home on 3 Hart Lane in Statesboro with four children when Mr. Weaver entered the residence and stabbed Mr. Wiggs multiple times in the area of the upper torso. Mr. Weaver then stabbed Mrs. Weaver multiple times in a similar fashion.

The children, a 15 year old girl, a 13 year old male, and two 9 year old males, were under the care of Mrs. Weaver at the time of the incident, according to police.

The 13 year old and one 9 year old received minor cuts during the incident and were treated and released by EMS on scene.

Mr. Wiggs was pronounced dead at East Georgia Regional Medical Center at 10:02am. Mrs. Weaver is still in critical condition at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

This is an ongoing investigation. No further information is being released at this time.

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