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Florida man accused of stabbing, killing niece

Suspect said he and victim had incestuous relationship
Salah Hamlette
Posted at 11:29 AM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 11:33:11-04

ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man fatally stabbed his niece in front of her 4-year-old daughter.

Salah Hamlette, 39, was charged Monday with second-degree murder in the death of 34-year-old Porche Abraham. Hamlette told Orange County investigators he and Abraham had been in an incestuous relationship for years.

Abraham’s daughter told deputies her mom pointed a weapon at Hamlette, but then he threw her to the ground and repeatedly stabbed her.

Hamlette says he stabbed Abraham in self-defense. Abraham was also found with a gunshot wound in her neck but Hamlette denied shooting her.