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DA: Wife Killed Husband After Finding Hickey

MEDFORD (CBS) – A woman was ordered held without bail Monday charged with killing her husband in Medford.

Police found 34-year-old Troy Burston wounded outside a home on Exchange Avenue at 10:40 p.m. Sunday.  He was not wearing a shirt and had been stabbed in the chest.

He was rushed to Lawrence Memorial Hospital where he died.

WBZ-TV's Sera Congi reports

Police arrested his wife, 39-year-old Shawntina Burston.

Investigators say the two had come home from a party and began arguing and hitting each other.  She allegedly found a hickey on his neck and stabbed him with a cooking knife. 

"This is another troubling incident of domestic violence turned fatal," Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone said in a statement Monday.

"We allege that the victim was fatally stabbed by his wife during an argument, sadly leaving two young children behind."

Shawntina Burston pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Monday in Somerville District Court.

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