Lansing stabbing ruled as domestic violence homicide investigation

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A Lansing man is charged with one count of open murder after stabbing his partner in the chest last night.

It happened just after eight o’clock last night in the 1000 block of Greenwood Avenue.

When police got there, they found 50-year-old Kelly Moubray with an apparent stab wound to the chest. Her partner, 50-year-old Dean Salinas was then taken into police custody.

Police are ruling it as a domestic violence homicide investigation. Neighbors say that they’ve seen this couple have issues in the past, but they never expected it to get this bad.

“I think in the last year, the cops have been to their house almost weekly,” said Mary Fisher, the next door neighbor of Moubray.

Fisher has called police before because of arguments between the couple and she was home at the time of last night’s stabbing, and heard everything happen from inside of her house.

“No one’s life should’ve ended that short, you know, she should’ve been able to, you know, grow old like everybody else,” said Fisher.

Amanda Barratt works for the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. She says there’s a stigma that stops victims from speaking up when they’re in an unhealthy relationship.

“People make them feel like the violence that they are encountering isn’t real,” said Barratt.

Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski agrees with Barratt and encourages anyone suffering to speak up.

“We want to make sure that the victims know that they can come to law enforcement, that there’s resources,” said Yankowski.

As for Fisher, she’s mourning the loss of her friend and hopes her neighborhood can recover from this tragic situation.

“It was too short of her life, you know, she was a good woman and good neighbor,” said Fisher.

Police are still investigating the exact events that led up to the cause of this stabbing. Stay with 6 News as this story develops.

If you’re a victim of domestic abuse and need help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or chat online with them through their website.

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