Stabbing of Charlotte mother stays unsolved after 20 years

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The family of a woman stabbed to death in 1990 in her Charlotte home hasn't stopped looking for her killer.

Neither have police, who joined Kim Thomas' family at a park Saturday to mark 25 years since the 32-year-old mother's throat was slashed and she was stabbed more than 20 times in her home. Her 10-month-old son was inside, but not harmed.

Thomas' husband, surgeon Ed Friedland, was charged with murder, but the charge was dismissed because there wasn't enough evidence. Friedland won a wrongful death lawsuit against Marion Gales, who did yard work for the family.

Gales hasn't been charged in Thomas' death. He is serving at least 10 more years in prison for voluntary manslaughter in a different 2008 Charlotte killing.

Gales' attorney says Gales didn't kill Thomas.

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