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Indianapolis woman dies trying to stop sword fight

Police have charged an Indianapolis man in the death of his 77-year-old grandmother, who died after trying to break up a sword fight between him and her 69-year-old brother-in-law.

Police say 39-year-old Chris Rondeau faces a preliminary charge of attempted murder in the death of Franziska Stegbauer.

Officers found Rondeau, his grandmother and her brother-in-law, Adolf Stegbauer, with stab wounds when they arrived at the northwest Indianapolis home shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday.

Rondeau was hospitalized in stable condition, while Adolf Stegbauer was in surgery with serious injuries.

Sgt. Matthew Mount says an autopsy will determine whether Stegbauer died from her stab wounds or a heart attack.

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This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

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