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Published: Monday, 7/21/2014

Arkansas man turns himself in after stabbing pregnant girlfriend to death


FORT SMITH, Ark. — Arkansas police say they have arrested a man who confessed to stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death.

Sgt. Daniel Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department says 21-year-old Douglas True called 911 just before noon on Sunday. Grubbs says True told police he believed he committed a serious crime and wanted to turn himself in.

Grubbs says the body of 22-year-old Briana Butler was found lying on the floor of the bathroom. He says she was near or at mid-term of her pregnancy.

A knife was found at the residence that police believe was used as a weapon. True has been charged with two counts of capital murder.

Authorities didn’t know whether True has an attorney. He is being held at the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond.

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