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Man charged in sister's fatal stabbing

(Atlanta, Georgia-AP) May 5, 2006 - A 57-year-old man is charged with murder in a knife fight that left his sister dead in southwest Atlanta.

Atlanta police Detective Ricardo Vazquez says the fight occurred at the home of the 64-year-old woman at Donnelly Gardens apartments.

Vazquez says the woman, whose name has not been released, got into a fight with her brother about 11:00pm Thursday.

The woman was stabbed multiple times during the fight and died at the scene.

Vazquez says a neighbor's account that the man had a machete was incorrect.

The SWAT team was called to the scene after the suspect refused to come out of the apartment. The man was taken into custody about 1:20am after officers used a Taser on him.

Vazquez says the man was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor cuts to his arm.

Updated 9:44am by Bryce Mursch

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