Woman stabbed to death in Columbus’ 12th homicide of 2019, coroner says

Columbus police have charged a woman’s husband in her fatal stabbing.

De Ann King, 34, was stabbed to death Saturday in what Coroner Buddy Bryan counts as Columbus’ 12th homicide of the year.

King was pronounced dead at 1:14 p.m. at the Piedmont Columbus Regional emergency room, Bryan said. She was stabbed multiple times at 6518 Dorsey Drive, he said.

Columbus police charged Marcus Dewayne King with his wife’s death. He was arrested nearby on Mazor Drive, police said.

He also was taken to Piedmont Columbus Regional, to be treated “for injuries that he sustained,” police said.

The 39-year-old is charged with murder, aggravated assault, using a knife to commit a crime, and cruelty to children in the third degree, detectives said.

He’s to have a first appearance hearing in Recorder’s Court on Monday, Memorial Day, but it will be rescheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, police said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Cpl. M. Sitler at 706-225-4367 or