Suspects surrender after deadly stabbing on Willard St. in northwest Charlotte

Both suspects were charged with murder
It’s the 12th homicide in Charlotte so far in 2023.
Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 5:41 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2023 at 6:24 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person has died from a stab wound sustained in northwest Charlotte early Wednesday morning, authorities say.

It’s the 12th homicide in Charlotte so far in 2023.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers were called to Willard Street, which is not far from Freedom Drive, around 3:45 a.m. for an assault with a deadly weapon with injury.

CMPD officials said when officers arrived, they found a man, later identified as Michael Sterline Workman Jr., with a stab wound. That person was taken to Atrium Health Main and pronounced dead, according to the department.

According to CMPD Major Martha Dozier, a fight that started inside a home spilled out into the yard, leading to the stabbing.

Leslie Michelle King and Christopher John Miller turned themselves into police two days later. Both were charged with murder.

Neighbors said violence is recurring in the area. According to one woman, things have really changed over the last two years.

It’s beginning to bother me because I have been seeing a whole lot of drug people come and they approach my van,” the woman, who did not want to be identified, said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.

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