Woman dead in triple stabbing; suspect claims self-defense

Stabbing graphic courtesy of the AP

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond police are investigating a triple stabbing that happened in the city’s north side that killed one woman.

Officers were called to the 3300 block of North Avenue shortly before midnight for a report of an argument and persons stabbed.

Once on scene, they found three women suffering from stab wounds.

Two of the women were transported to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

A third woman, who police identified as Vivian L. Robinson, 50, of the 4300 block of North Avenue, died at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

A police source said that a man is in custody in relation to the incident. However, he claims the three women came at him with a gun and that he stabbed them in self-defense.

Detectives have opened a death investigation for this incident and are consulting with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to determine possible charges.

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