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Argument between neighbors over dog may have led to fatal stabbing, authorities say

This photo from the scene of a fatal stabbing at Hoodsport was posted on Twitter by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday night.
This photo from the scene of a fatal stabbing at Hoodsport was posted on Twitter by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday night. Courtesy

A man who was stabbed and died at a Hoodsport home late Sunday has been identified as David Cullerton, 54, of Hoodsport, according to a news release from Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell.

An autopsy was slated to be performed Tuesday, Stockwell said.

Mason County Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling said the stabbing appeared to be self defense, and “was the result of some sort of confrontation or argument over the victim’s dog,” MasonWebTV.com reported.

A woman who is one of Cullerton’s neighbors was detained at the scene and booked into Mason County Jail.

“She’s claiming self defense, but she’s in custody for some (outstanding arrest) warrants that she had,” Spurling told iFiberOneNewsRadio. “At this point, we are not going to charge her (with the stabbing).”

Lisa Pemberton: 360-754-5433, @Lisa_Pemberton

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