Man stabbed to death in South Richmond

Posted by Phil Riggan - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police were called to 2200 block of Joplin Avenue in South Richmond for a report of a man stabbed at 12:08 p.m. today.

They were on the scene within one minute and found Howard W. Boatwright, 41, of Henrico County, suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

With assistance and information from the community, less than three hours later, Samuel J. Massenburg, 48, of the 2200 block of Joplin Avenue, was arrested and charged with murder.

The motive for this homicide appears to be an argument between the pair who were known acquaintances.

Anyone with any further information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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