Man charged in fatal stabbing of father-in-law

Posted at 7:31 AM, Apr 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-25 07:31:07-04

Authorities say a Waldorf man has been charged with fatally stabbing his father-in-law in La Plata.

The Charles County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Sunday that 39-year-old Deangelo Hemsley was arrested shortly after the stabbing on Saturday night.

The sheriff's office says Hemsley had been separated from his wife, who was living with her father, 71-year-old John Yates. The office says Hemsley arrived at the house looking for his 12-year-old daughter and attacked Yates, stabbing him several times.

The office says Yates forced his daughter at knife point into a car, but she was able to escape. Hemsley was then arrested as officers say he was trying to leave the scene.

No attorney for Hemsley was listed in online court records.

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