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Fatal stabbing overnight in Lorain; suspect jailed

LORAIN -- A Beavercrest Drive man is dead and his girlfriend is in custody following a stabbing overnight.

Lorain police were called at 2:35 a.m. today to the emergency room at Mercy Regional Medical Center, where 40-year-old Jerome Phillips was being treated for stab wounds, police Lt. Roger Watkins wrote in a news release. Phillips later died from his injuries.

Police determined that the stabbing had taken place at Phillips' apartment at 5520 Beavercrest Drive, the release said.

Phillips' live-in girlfriend, 30-year-old Anna Carter was arrested for the killing and has been charged with murder and felonious assault.

The investigation into the slaying is still ongoing, Watkins wrote.

Read Monday's Chronicle for more on this story.

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