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Batavia Woman Charged In Fatal Stabbing

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Latoya M. Baines is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of 25-year-old Gerald Jackson in Batavia on April 30, 2012. (Credit: Batavia Police)

Latoya M. Baines is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of 25-year-old Gerald Jackson in Batavia on April 30, 2012. (Credit: Batavia Police)

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BATAVIA, Ill. (STMW) – A Batavia woman has been charged with stabbing a man to death Monday in an apartment in the western suburb.

The victim has been identified as Gerald J. Jackson, 25, of the 6200 block of South Carpenter Street in Chicago, police said Tuesday.

At 1:08 p.m., police found an unresponsive man “bleeding profusely” in a stairwell at Batavia Apartments in the 1100 block of East Wilson Street, according to a statement from the Batavia Police Department.

Paramedics took the man to Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva, where he was later pronounced dead, police said, The Kane County Corner’s office did not immediately return calls for comment.

Police said they discovered two women fighting at the bottom of the stairwell, where they discovered three knives.

One of the women — 24-year-old Latoya M. Baines, of the 1200 block of East Wilson Street — was later arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder, the police statement said. Baines allegedly stabbed the man during a domestic dispute.

Bond was set Tuesday at $750,000 and Baines is scheduled to appear in court May 9.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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