Boyfriend Stabbed Girlfriend in Chest: Police

By Michelle Wayland
|  Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010  |  Updated 10:10 PM PDT
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A womans boyfriend stabbed her to death during an argument in their Oak Park home according to police.
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A woman’s boyfriend stabbed her to death during an argument in their Oak Park home, according to police. He then allegedly went to his friend's home and asked for a sweater because he was cold.

Officers responded to a report of a stabbing around 11.20 p.m. Tuesday in the 5100 block of De Burn Drive. When they arrived they found a 27-year-old woman with a stab wound to her chest. She was transported to a hospital where she later died. 

The suspect, Quang Van Dang, 35, fled the scene, police said. Dang’s friend, Thomas Carmickal, says the suspect went to his home after the stabbing.

“He mostly just asked for a sweater, a jacket. He was cold,” he said.

Carmickal says his friend then got upset.

“He was passed stressed, flipping out. He was suicidal. He was thinking of death,” Carmickal said. “I guess he walked out on her and I guess he came back with a knife.”

Dang’s friend says he pulled out his phone and called the suspect’s father.

“He said he was going to meet me up there at the street up the way,” he said.

Carmickal then saw the police officers.

“I said sorry. I started walking up the hill,” he said. “I said just wait here and wait until they get here. Wait until the cops come. You don't want to be running because they have guns.”

Dang was taken into custody.

Neighbor Jim Harris says he has known the family for 17 years.

“He has showed tendencies of violence before,” Harris said. “I've learned not to really trust him… he had that inside hate, like a little bitter.”

Neighbors said the couple has two young children and lived with several family members.

“His parents did, his sisters and him and his girlfriend and his children,” said a neighbor who didn’t want to be identified. 

The victim’s name is being withheld pending family notification.

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