BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- The stabbing death of a man in Belleville has been ruled self-defense, the St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office said.
On Saturday, police officers took a 27-year-old woman was waiting for them outside a home in the 2100 block of Scheel Street just before 3 a.m.
Inside the house was a 31-year-old man bleeding from a stabbing of his torso.
The man was taken to hospital where he later died. Police said the 27-year-old was taken into custody on Saturday but was later released without any charges.
"After a thorough investigation by the Belleville Police Department, this office has made the determination that this was a case of self-defense which does not warrant the issuance of criminal charges," a spokesperson for State Attorney James Gomric said.