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Carbondale woman indicted in stabbing death of boyfriend

A Carbondale woman has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the Thanksgiving Day stabbing death of her boyfriend. (File Photo)

A Carbondale woman has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the Thanksgiving Day stabbing death of her boyfriend.

The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C. Carr announced Wednesday that 42-year-old Rebecca B. Valentine was indicted by a county grand jury.

Valentine was arrested early on Thanksgiving Day by police who had received a call of a disturbance at an apartment in Carbondale. They found 55-year-old Reginal Gilispie suffering from a stab wound to his chest. He was pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.

Valentine was initially booked into the county jail on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.


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