Wife charged in fatal stabbing of man

January 16, 1995

A 32-year-old Severn, Anne Arundel County, woman is scheduled to appear at a bail review hearing tomorrow following charges that she stabbed her husband to death during a quarrel yesterday evening in their home in the 1800 block of Arwell Court, county police said.

The accused, Merle Denise Thomas, was arrested without incident at the scene, the Warfield Condominiums, shortly after the 6 p.m. incident. The wife was uninjured, police said.

Police said the couple, married for nine years, was arguing yesterday evening when the woman allegedly retrieved a knife from the kitchen sink and stabbed her husband, Steven Bernard Thomas, 32, in the chest. An officer responding to the scene summoned an ambulance which took the man to Kimbrough Army Hospital at Fort Meade, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Homicide detectives charged the wife with second-degree murder and remanded her to the county Detention Center without bail.

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