A 36-year-old man was stabbed to death by a man he knew.

A 36-year-old man was stabbed to death allegedly by a man he knew.

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A retail executive, Vongell Lugo, 36, has been killed after being stabbed to death in his apartment in Washington DC, USA allegedly by a man that was known to him and may have been an “intimate partner”. Police responded to an emergency call at 4.15 AM on Sunday 6th January 2019.

This is the second report of a domestic violence-related death in the USA in the last month.


A twenty-six-year-old man, Collin J. Potter, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with Lugo’s death. NBC News says that he was found by the police, “standing over a man who had been stabbed to death”.

The Anti-Violence Project in New York reports that he was “stabbed to death in his home by his partner, U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Collin J. Potter”.


Lugo was reportedly stabbed more than 40 times to his neck, upper chest and abdomen, according to the New York Post.

According to the AVP, Lugo was a successful retail exec, who was described as a “kind soul, the centre of the party, and a beacon of light that made an impact on everyone he came into contact with”.

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Lugo immigrated to the USA in 1994 and went to the University of Maryland, completing a BA in Sociology in 2010.

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