Man faces 2nd degree murder charge in stabbing death

The Asheville Police Department arrested David Lee Penley in the stabbing of Antonio Laron Wray early this morning. Wray later died from his injuries, and Penley faces a second-degree murder charge.

According to police, Penley, 32, of Asheville, stabbed Wray, 21, around 1 a.m. this morning at an apartment on Sand Hill Road after Wray and other attendees at a party tried to intervene in an argument between Penley and a woman.

Penley was arrested at the scene, Wray died at Mission Hospitals around 6:40 a.m. Penley is currently being held in jail without bound and faces a second-degree murder charge.

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One thought on “Man faces 2nd degree murder charge in stabbing death

  1. mtndow

    Yea, I have a comment. The neighbors called and called for years about this boy. APD and the District Atty. did what they could,under the Law. It was a him or her situation and I am truly sorry Antonio lost his life. He most probably saved the woman’s life. The neighbors called and called. If you know something is not right call the police. 252-1110 or 911. Please, you might save someone’s life.

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