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Woman confesses to stabbing man with 'jabber', causing his death, police say

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Charges have been filed against 46-year-old Lachelle Johnson. (Credit: St. Louis County Police Department) Charges have been filed against 46-year-old Lachelle Johnson. (Credit: St. Louis County Police Department)
BERKELEY (KMOV.com) -

Second-degree murder charges have been filed against 46-year-old Lachelle Johnson in connection with a man found dead in Berkeley. 

Around 9:45 a.m. on Sept. 24, officials were called to the Madison Manor apartment complex for a person down. Upon arrival, officers found the body of 55-year-old Paul Jackson lying inside the common area of the apartment complex in the 6000 block of Madison Avenue.

Police say the Johnson and Jackson were friends and met at a liquor store and then left together. Johnson allegedly stabbed the victim at least twice following an altercation. A medical examination revealed that the stab wound was the cause of Paul Jackson's death.

Lachelle Johnson confessed to stabbing the victim with a "jabber", according to authorities.

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office issued charges Thursday on Johnson including one count of second-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action.

Johnson is being held on a $350,000 cash only bond.

The St. Louis County Police Department's Bureau of Crimes Against Persons are conducting the investigation.

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