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Arrest made in fatal Decatur stabbing, police say

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DECATUR — Police on Tuesday said a preliminary second-degree murder charge has been filed against a 25-year-old woman. 

Dessica N. Jackson was arrested and booked into Macon County Jail Tuesday morning.

Police said the 31-year-old victim was stabbed during a domestic dispute in the 100 block of South 17th Street on July 19. He died during surgery shortly after being transported to Decatur Memorial Hospital around 5:34 a.m.

It was previously believed that the wound was from a gunshot, Decatur police Sgt. Chris Copeland said in a statement.

Jackson is held on $100,000 bail, requiring $10,000 for release. All preliminary charges are subject to review by the State's Attorney's Office. 


2020 mug shots from the Herald & Review

Contact Garrett Karsten at (217) 421-6949. Follow him on Twitter: @GarrettKarsten

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