Westminster Man Stabs Wife, Then Kills Himself

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A Carroll County woman clings to life at Shock Trauma– the victim of a gruesome crime.

Police say the woman’s husband attacked her outside their Westminster home in broad daylight, then took his own life.

Weijia Jiang has reaction from the shaken neighbors who stepped in to help.

Blood is still splattered all over a car that marks the spot of a deadly scene. Police say 50-year-old Douglas Harvey stabbed his wife, 45-year-old Lisa Harvey, before turning the knife on himself, ending his own life.

Next door neighbor Patty Connor says she saw it all unfold, and sat with Lisa Harvey until help arrived.

“I went up to her, she was bleeding in several places so I was holding cloths down trying to stop the bleeding,” Connor said. “She was bleeding so bad.”

It happened just before 1 p.m. Friday, outside of Lisa Harvey’s Toyota parked right in front of the couple’s Westminster house on Strand Avenue.

Police say the pair’s 13-year-old son was sitting in the car during the entire episode.

“He was so upset,” next door neighbor Linda Nye said. “He was trying to save his mother, trying to hide from his father. Then he went after his father. It was bad.”

Police have not determined a motive but they say Lisa Harvey moved out of the house a month ago. She came back here Friday to get her personal belongings when the fight erupted.

“It scares me,” neighbor Bruce Green said. “My granddaughter lives with me. It’s scary.”

As the community tries to make sense of the tragedy, investigators continue to scour the property for evidence hoping to answer why a family was torn apart in such a chilling way.

Douglas Harvey was pronounced dead at the hospital Friday afternoon. Lisa Harvey remains in Shock Trauma in critical condition. Their son is now staying with family members.

The Carroll County Police Department is leading this ongoing investigation.

  • Patrick Norton

    this kid goes to my school with me and when i found out about this i called him but he didnt pick up i hope hes doing alright

  • Robin

    This Is So Sad. I Hope The Boy Is Ok And His Mom Will Be Alright. Its Still Sad The Father Had To Die. I Think This Was A Break-Up And The Dad Couldn’t Handle It.

  • Scott S

    Life in this world is so tough on relationships. Don’t even think that it’s only here in America because last week I was in London on vacation when news broke there that a man in the north of England had killed his entire family of six in an apparent domistic dispute. He also used a knife. Goes to show also that gun control does not stop family violence.

  • Koatz

    Insightful comment, Scott S: My point is that the domestic violence laws – which are applied unevenly against men – do not prevent domestic violence. To the contrary, they are an incentive for people to go to the extreme when they cannot reach an agreement with their spouse/ex-spouse.
    I’m not sure what the solution is, but destroying families via VAWA and other such misguided laws, is not the solution. Stay tuned for more of this type of crime as long as government doesn’t have the best interest of the family in mind.

  • whatnow

    WJZ – s c r e w you for posting a comment like Koatz but pulling mine!

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