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Man accused pushing woman out of window after raping, strangling, and stabbing her

Rasheed Jamall Butts

Rasheed Jamall Butts

Newport News, Va. – A 19-year-old woman is now in the hospital after police say a man she knew raped, stabbed and strangled her in Newport News.

They’ve arrested and charged 22-year-old Rasheed Jamall Butts in connection to the crime. He has been charged with malicious wounding, strangulation, rape and abduction.

Police say this happened on August 1st at around 1:50 a.m. in the Dresden area of the city.

They found the woman behind a home bleeding from her neck. Police say Butts sexually assaulted the woman inside the home and then pushed her out of a window.

She was then taken to the hospital for treatment.

Butts is now behind bars in the Newport News City Jail.

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