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Romantic rival nabbed in stab slaying

Police arrested a man yesterday who they say broke into the East Germantown home of a woman he fancied, slashed her in the face and then stabbed her boyfriend to death Monday morning.

Romantic rival nabbed in stab slaying

Gentlemen, this is no way to woo your woman.

Police arrested a man yesterday who they say broke into the East Germantown home of a woman he fancied, slashed her in the face and then stabbed her boyfriend to death Monday morning.

Varnado Jones, 54, was a "wannabe boyfriend" motivated by romantic jealousy in the 6:25 a.m. bedroom attack on James Prince, 33, and his 32-year-old girlfriend, homicide Sgt. Frank Hayes said. Prince died at Albert Einstein Medical Center shortly after the ambush in the home on Nelson Street near Locust; his girlfriend was treated and released for her injuries.

Police had been seeking Jones, of 21st Street near Medary Avenue, since the attack; he turned himself in without incident yesterday, Hayes said. He is being held without bail on murder, burglary and related charges.

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