Grieving widow asks for help identifying husband’s killer and offers forgiveness

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — Sandra Quarles is asking members of the community to provide information that can help detectives identify the person who killed her husband.

Quarles’ husband, Antonio Quarles, was found lying unresponsive in the 200 block of East Sugar Creek Road on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 18.

Police say the 44-year-old man was stabbed. He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

“Nobody deserves this. Nobody deserves this,” Sandra Quarles told WBTV in an interview on Tuesday.

Quarles said she was devastated when she learned her husband had been killed.

“I cried so much. What could have made this person angry or upset to commit suicide this way? she asked.

Unfortunately, the police do not have an answer to this question at this time. CMPD Crime Stoppers Detective Rick Smith said it is not known what led to the fatal stabbing, but police believe it happened in the area near East Sugar Creek Road.

“We are asking the public, the community for any information you may have on this. Again, this is another senseless homicide,” Smith said.

The detective said he believed there were members of the community who knew who was responsible for the fatal stabbings.

“We realize that often the public doesn’t want to get involved, but someone knows something. Someone saw something,” the detective explained.

Sandra Quarles offers compassion to the person who took her husband’s life.

“Whoever did this, I forgive you. I do. I forgive you with all my heart. I just want closure and I want peace,” the grieving widow said.

She said she will not stop seeking justice until the person who killed her husband is identified.

Anyone with information about the murder is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Tipsters can remain anonymous and they can receive a cash reward if they have information that leads to an arrest. Community members can also submit crime tips through the P3 Tips app.

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Mark M. Gagnon