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Man dies in Des Plaines stabbing; no charges filed

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A man stabbed last week during a fight with his girlfriend in a Des Plaines motel has died of his injuries, Des Plaines police said Tuesday.

At 5:28 p.m. March 6, police and fire personnel responded to a call of a stabbing at the Polo Inn at 374 S. Lee St.

The victim, Charles McGinnis, 51, suffered a single stab wound to the area of the heart. McGinnis was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. He died Tuesday, police said.

During the investigation, police learned McGinnis, who is from the Evanston area, had recently moved back to the suburbs from out of state and had been staying in the rented motel room with his longtime girlfriend for about a week.

The couple had an argument that turned physical, leading to the girlfriend stabbing McGinnis with a kitchen knife in self-defense, police said.

The Cook County state's attorney's office's felony review unit studied the facts of the case and declined criminal prosecution, police said.

Police anticipate no charges at this time.

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