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NC man dies after stabbing woman, starting fire

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man has died after he stabbed his girlfriend and set himself on fire.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that 39-year-old Rodney Douglas of Jacksonville died about 1 p.m. Tuesday at a Chapel Hill hospital.

The man’s girlfriend was in stable condition at a Wilmington hospital. Police have not released her name.

A friend of Douglas called police. Jacksonville police Capt. Patricia Driggers says arriving officers heard an explosion and saw Douglas in flames at the entrance to a shed at the home.

Driggers says a child at the home was not hurt.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A North Carolina man has died after he stabbed his girlfriend and set himself on fire. The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that 39-year-old Rodney Douglas of Jacksonville died about 1 p.m. Tuesday at a Chapel Hill hospital.

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