Police: Stabbing was Part of Vendetta in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) Police in the southeast Missouri town of Poplar Bluff say the stabbing of a man is the result of a vendetta - the stabbing victim is accused of raping a relative of the suspect.

Police say 48-year-old Clement White was stabbed 10 to 12 times early Tuesday, but is expected to survive. The suspect, 39-year-old Steven Wayne Gowen, faces assault charges.

Police say Gowen had been told by a relative that she had been raped by White. White had been charged with rape on Friday. Police say that crime happened in March 2007.

Gowen was released from a treatment center on April 22nd and placed on probation on a criminal nonsupport charge. He was also placed on probation in January on a charge of manufacturing a controlled substance.

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