The estranged husband of a woman stabbed to death in her Santa Clarita area home was charged this week with murder, attempted kidnapping, first-degree burglary, fleeing police and resisting arrest.
James Matthew Dorsey, 41, was arrested April 15 following an hours-long standoff with authorities in Gorman. The stabbing reportedly occurred at about 5:10 a.m. that morning in the 22800 block of Fir Court, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Michelle Dorsey died at a hospital.
The victim is listed in the criminal complaint as Michelle D.
“Prior to dying, she identified her estranged husband, who we are naming as James Matthew Dorsey, as the person who stabbed her,” sheriff’s Lt. Barry Hall said.