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Hope Mills woman accused of stabbing husband in chest


A Hope Mills woman faces attempted murder and assault charges after being accused of stabbing her husband early Saturday, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said.

Around 2:45 a.m., deputies responded to the 1800 block of Gumberry Court in Hope Mills in reference to a stabbing. 

The preliminary investigation showed that Delia Lynn Branch, 45, had stabbed 67-year-old Joseph Branch in the chest, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Joseph Branch was being treated for life-threatening injuries at a local hospital but was in stable condition Saturday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Delia Branch was charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill. She is being held without bond at the Cumberland County Detention Center due to the domestic violence charges, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective S. Odenwelder at 910-677-5477 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).

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