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Pageland police: Wife dead, husband injured after they stab each other

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FLORENCE, SC (WIS) - Police say a woman who was stabbed to death was able to stab her husband in the chest and neck several times in self-defense before she died.

Investigators will charge 54-year-old Rafael Sosa Sanchez with murder if he survives.

Pageland Assistant Police Chief Larry Brown says Sanchez stabbed his wife, 42-year-old Maria Hernandez, eight to ten times before she bled to death Friday in her Pageland home.

But Brown says Hernandez was able to stab her husband back with a knife she kept hidden because she had been attacked before.

An attorney familiar with the case told WIS News 10 the woman had a restraining order out against her husband, and had done several other things to protect herself.

Sanchez is at a Charlotte, North Carolina, hospital on a ventilator.

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