Arrest Made in Stabbing of West Philly Vet

Police have arrested the girlfriend of Peter Miles and charged her in the murder of the 59-year-old military veteran found Friday morning stabbed to death in his West Philadelphia rowhouse. 

Carolyn Harris, 37, lived with Miles on the 5300 block of Poplar Street, police said.

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Carolyn Harris, 37, arrested in the murder of Peter Miles.

On Friday morning, Miles' stepson went to check on him after he had not heard from Miles in a few days.

He found Miles in a second floor bedroom dead from stab wounds to the right side of his chest, police said.

Family and friends described Miles as a hard-working man proud of his military service.

Police would only say that a domestic argument led to the killing.

Harris has a long criminal history with nine previous arrests for crimes including assault, carjacking and prostitution.

In 1998, she served a year in prison for drug offenses. According to court records, Harris is currently on probation for a prostitution conviction.

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