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Charges yet to be filed in attempted second-degree murder arrest; suspect released

July 30, 2014

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A Lawrence man arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder has been released from jail pending further investigation.

Raphael Marcell Robinson, 24, was released from the Douglas County Jail Tuesday, and no charges have been filed in the case. Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson’s assistant, Cheryl Wright Kunard, said that a charging decision on Robinson would be made as more details of the case became known.

Robinson was arrested Monday morning in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane after an investigation into a stabbing the night before. Lawrence police were called at 9:30 p.m. Sunday to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital emergency room, where LMH staff were treating a 38-year-old Lawrence man for stab wounds.

Police spoke to the victim before he was transported to a Kansas City area hospital for further treatment. Officers identified the scene of the stabbing as Robinson’s address in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane, secured a search warrant and found the suspect. Robinson was taken into custody without incident, police said.

Police spokeswoman Kim Murphree said Wednesday that the victim was still in the hospital and was expected to recover. The victim’s name has not been released.

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