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Man jailed in scissors stabbing

on July 10, 2013 10:30 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man has been jailed on charges he stabbed his live-in girlfriend with scissors, allegedly because she had the TV turned up too loud.

Police say Dwayne Craig, 56, was standing on the front porch, crying and covered in blood.

He asked police to shoot him when they responded to the couple’s home early Sunday.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Craig, who faces a preliminary hearing July 18 on aggravated assault and attempted homicide charges.

He remained jailed Tuesday, unable to post bond.

Craig’s girlfriend, who is mother to his two children, told police the couple was talking about drinking scotch when he became upset shortly before 6 a.m.

Police said he threatened to kill the woman and stabbed her so hard in the chest and armpit that the scissors broke.

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