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Stabbing Victim’s Family Upset By Acquittal

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Did a Pittsburgh woman get away with murder?

The victim’s family thinks so. One day after a jury acquitted Ashley Wilson on charges of stabbing her boyfriend in the chest, the victim’s family is speaking out.

Marquis White, 22, was stabbed to death last year in the couple’s Hill District apartment. Police and prosecutors said Wilson wasn’t justified in using deadly force.

But, Wilson’s attorney argued she stabbed White in self-defense after their verbal argument turned physical.

Wilson, who was six months pregnant at the time, said she feared for her safety, and that of her unborn baby.

Robert Schatzman is White’s uncle.

“The justice system let my nephew down yesterday,” he said. “They didn’t listen to the evidence.”

Schatzman said White was an even toned guy. He never smoked, never drank and never got in trouble or had a record.

“To hear the defense strategy, portray my nephew as a malicious, vicious, woman beater, we were very upset that they would even use that defense strategy,” he said.

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