Lincoln man charged with second-degree murder in stabbing

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Police arrested a Lincoln man on Wednesday, just 12 hours after a woman was stabbed to death in north Lincoln.

Around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to reports of a stabbing on West Fairfield Street, where they found a 36-year-old woman with life-threatening injuries.

The woman was taken to a local hospital, where she died from injuries to her torso.

After an initial investigation, Charles Alexander, 61, was identified as the lead suspect in the homicide and a warrant for his arrest was issued.  Alexander and the victim knew each other, but the nature of their relationship has not yet been determined.

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Alexander was found near the intersection of 11th Street and Lincoln Mall.  He was taken into custody without incident.

He is being charged with second-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.

Though an arrest was made, police are still investigating the events leading up to the stabbing.

At the request of the family, police have not yet identified the victim.

The Lincoln Police Department asks anyone who witnessed the stabbing or has any information to call police at 402-441-6000 or CrimeStoppers at 402-475-3600.

The stabbing happened just three hours after two teenagers were shot near north 22nd and Dudley Streets.

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