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.

Posted: Dec. 7, 2017 7:44 AM
Updated: Dec. 7, 2017 7:44 AM

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

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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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