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Family of Victim 'Tore Up' After Deadly Domestic Stabbing

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Rochester: Family of Victim 'Tore Up' After Deadly Domestic Stabbing
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A Rochester woman is charged with second degree murder. Police say she stabbed her boyfriend, who later died. Police haven't discussed a motive. YNN caught up with the man's family outside of Rochester City Court.

"We're a close family. Very close family. And everybody's tore up," said Charles Wright, an uncle of Montreall Wright.

The pain is still sinking in for relatives of Montreall Wright. The Rochester man was stabbed to death in what police say was a domestic incident. The stabbing happened early Sunday at a house on Sawyer Street in the city.

Wright's girlfriend, Tanisha Davis of Rochester, is charged with second degree murder.

"He was loving, he was a good listener," said Shalequa Wright, sister.

Wright's family went to City Court on Monday, expecting an appearance by his killer. Turns out City Court was closed for the Veterans Day holiday.

"He was loved by all his family. There wasn't one that didn't like him," said Shalequa.

"Montreall was a nice person. Just had a little problem sometime, but he ain't killed nobody, hurt nobody, nothing like that. He didn't deserve to die," said Charles.

The Sawyer Street murder, and a serious stabbing on Sullivan Street hours earlier in which a man was allegedly stabbed by a woman, point to what police say is an ongoing problem with domestic violence.

"It's often not that easy to leave, and we know that," said Sgt. Justin Collins, Rochester Police Department.

Police officers are trained to deal with domestic situations, and there is help available to those who are victims of domestic violence. But even that, often isn't enough.

"What we'll learn from this and what the community will know is domestics are something very, very serious, and what can start out as a minor argument can turn, obviously... fatal," Collins said.

Davis and Wright had an on-again, off-again relationship, according to relatives of both. The specific details of what may have led to the stabbing weren't available. They could be after she's arraigned in city court on Tuesday.

A victim's family now must wait for answers to a senseless crime they feel could have been avoided.

"Just hurts," Charles said.

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