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Police say woman’s ex-boyfriend was stabbed to death by current boyfriend in northeast El Paso home

Police at the scene of a deadly stabbing in the 5800 block of Swallow Lane in northeast El Paso.

EL PASO, Texas -- Turns out an intruder stabbed to death in a northeast El Paso home on Tuesday afternoon had something in common with the man who killed him -- namely, a woman.

According to police investigators, the stabbing victim is the ex-boyfriend of the woman living in the home at 5804 Swallow Lane, while the stabbing suspect is the woman's current boyfriend.

Authorities on Wednesday identified the man killed as 49-year-old Robert Lewis Morgan, while the suspect taken into custody following the stabbing was listed simply as a 71-year-old man on a police incident report.

Morgan was the woman's ex-boyfriend and the unnamed 71-year-old is her current boyfriend, the police statement indicated.

A police spokesman said it now would be up to the district attorney to determine whether to file charges in the case given the circumstances. Detectives released the 71-year-old suspect after questioning him.

Investigators on Wednesday said they believe Morgan entered the home through an unlocked door and confronted the older man. A fight broke out between the pair that ended in the stabbing.

"Morgan died at the scene and the 71-year-old left at the behest of his girlfriend," said Sgt. Enrique Carillo. "The 71-year-old drove to a nearby 7-11 store, reported the stabbing and surrendered to responding officers."

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Jim Parker

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  1. Sounds like the 71 year old senior citizen was trying to protect himself and his girlfriend from an ex. The old guy is lucky he wasn’t beaten or killed.

    They can sing “all my exes live in Texas” at his funeral.

  2. I wonder why kvia hasn’t ran this important news. This was in the Albuquerque news. There’s a website border report dot com that has info.

    EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — Mexican authorities on Wednesday blamed the “Mexicles” drug gang for Tuesday’s “night of terror” in Juarez.

    Gang members murdered eight men and set fire to 15 vehicles, including 10 city buses.

    The Chihuahua attorney general said the violence — described as a distraction — was meant to stop a raid at the Cereso 3 state prison, adding that the prison has become a headquarters for drug lords.

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