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Pennington Gap woman killed in stabbing, suspect slashes himself

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Brandon Bledsoe.  Courtesy: Kingsport Police Department Brandon Bledsoe. Courtesy: Kingsport Police Department
PENNINGTON GAP, VA (WJHL) -

A Dryden, Virginia man is charged with murder in stabbing case. 

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, 45 year old Wilma Stapleton, 159 Derby Avenue,was brought to the emergency room with severe stab wounds Thursday afternoon.

Stapleton later died from her injuries.

While at the hospital, officers were notified that another person at the same address had slashed his wrist and throat.

33 year old Brandon Bledsoe, of Dryden, was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

Lee County investigators obtained warrants charging Bledsoe with First Degree Murder.

Bledsoe is being held in the Sullivan County Jail, until he can be extradited back to Lee County.

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