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'48 Hours' to feature Clearwater woman stabbed 32 times

CLEARWATER— A woman who survived a brutal stabbing by her ex-boyfriend will share her story on national television Saturday.

Melissa Dohme was a 20-year-old college student when Robert Lee Burton Jr. stabbed her 32 times outside her home near Crest Lake Park in January 2012. Burton is serving a life sentence.

Dohme survived and emerged as an advocate for domestic violence victims.

In a brief online preview of the 48 Hours episode, Dohme describes going outside her home to give Burton a final hug and then hearing his switchblade knife click into place before the stabbing began.

The episode will air at 10 p.m. on CBS.

'48 Hours' to feature Clearwater woman stabbed 32 times 05/29/14 [Last modified: Thursday, May 29, 2014 3:04pm]
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