Man murders another after argument over dog droppings

POSTED: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 3:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 3:04pm

A Washington, DC man is facing murder charges after a confrontation over dog poop turned violent.

Ellsworth Colbert, 56, is been accused of stabbing his neighbor, 37-year-old Robert Wright.

Witnesses say the incident happened while Wright was walking a neighbor's dog past Colbert's yard.

After a brief argument, Colbert allegedly pulled a knife and cut Wright on the hand.

Wright then grabbed a nearby shovel and struck Colbert in the head.

The men then struggled briefly before Wright walked away.

A short time later he collapsed.

When paramedics arrived they discovered multiple stab wounds.

Colbert is charged with second-degree murder.

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