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ST. LOUIS – Homicide charges have been filed against a woman accused of stabbing a 50-year-old man to death earlier this week.

Joyceann Ross, 45, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Kenneth Westergaard was found with multiple stab wounds to his neck, side, and back by a social worker inside his apartment in the 1000 block of Lami in Soulard shortly before 9 a.m. Monday.

During the investigation, police said Westergaard likely knew his assailant because a key code was needed in order to gain entry into the apartment building. Police have not disclosed the connection between Ross and Westergaard.

Ross is held on a $300,000 cash-only bond.