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Man charged in stabbing death of visiting NC artist

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities say they've charged a man with murder in the death of a North Carolina artist temporarily living in Washington while helping with an exhibit at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.

Police in Washington said in a statement Tuesday that they've charged 28-year-old El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure of no fixed address with first-degree murder while armed and theft in the death of 34-year-old Corrina Mehiel of Burnsville, North Carolina.

Media outlets report that Mehiel was found tied up and stabbed to death in her Capitol Hill basement apartment last week. Her missing car was found over the weekend.

Police say Toure was arrested Monday as a fugitive from another jurisdiction and he was taken to the homicide branch, where he was charged in Mehiel's death.

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