The mother of a toddler has been charged in the stabbing death of her husband in Laurel, Md.
Anne Arundel County police were called to check on Johnnie Sutton III, 38, after he failed to show up for work. He was found dead from multiple stab wounds inside his home in the 8300 block of Frostwood Road.
Sutton was a member of the United States Army.
Investigators found evidence to charge his wife, Marquita Sutton, 30, with his death. She turned herself in to police on Saturday and has been charged with second-degree murder.
The couple's 21-month-old child was home at the time of the incident, but was not harmed. The toddler is in the custody of relatives.
Neighbors along the quiet street were in shock when they heard what took place inside the Laurel townhome, adding that the family just moved in a few months ago.
"It's very sad, especially since they have a very young child. She seemed very young. I wouldn't have thought something like that would've happened," one neighbor said.
Sunday, friends of the family removed several items from the home, but wouldn't comment on the incident.
Police have not commented on a motive behind the stabbing.