Thursday, August 23, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DULUTH - Less than 24 hours after a dying stabbing victim told police the name of her alleged killer, authorities arrested Yanghee Kim as he stepped off a train nearly 700 miles away.
Duluth police arrived Tuesday evening to the victim's apartment at 2620 N. Berkeley Lake Road, said department spokesman Maj. Don Woodruff.
The wounded woman, who has not been identified pending notification of her family, told authorities that Kim came at her with a knife, stabbing her several times. She later died at Gwinnett Medical Center.
"The victim did identify the suspect before she died," Woodruff said. "Motive is unsure until the investigation is complete."
Woodruff said Kim fled to Virginia and then New Jersey after police began searching for him. U.S. marshals in New Jersey apprehended Kim on Wednesday afternoon as he stepped off an Amtrak train, Woodruff said.
Woodruff said the woman and Kim knew each other, but he could not confirm the nature of their relationship.
Kim, 32, of 2240 Landing Ridge Drive, Duluth, has been charged with murder, kidnapping and aggravated assault.
He is in the custody of U.S. marshals, but a detective was on the way to New Jersey on Wednesday night to interview Kim and bring him back to Gwinnett, Woodruff said.