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Woman found stabbed to death inside Ferguson, Mo. apartment

7:15 PM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
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FERGUSON, Mo. (KSDK) - Charges have been filed against the niece of a woman found stabbed to death Thursday morning in Ferguson, Missouri.

Rhonda Rhodes, 50, is charged with one count of first degree murder and one count of armed criminal action for killing her aunt, Bernice Winston.

The 60-year-old victim was found inside a unit at the Parkridge Apartments in the 1300 block of Sharondale Circle by a passing maintenance man.

The worker noticed the unit's door was open, so he looked inside and found the victim.

Police say that the Rhodes, who was staying with the woman, was in the home when the body was discovered, and that a kitchen knife was used to stab the woman.

This is the first homicide to occur in Ferguson this year.

NewsChannel 5 will provide more information as details become available.

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