Man dies in overnight stabbing - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/17/10

Man dies in overnight stabbing

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -A man is dead and a woman in jail after an overnight stabbing in East Lubbock. It happened about 11:40 p.m. on Saturday night, and within about an hour the victim died and police arrested their suspect.

At Stone Hollow Apartments children play in the yard, but just feet away you can see the remnants of a violent crime. "I looked at the ground there and I thought maybe something terrible had happened," said Steve Worthey pointing at blood on the sidewalk.

Bobby Jermaine Butler, 24, got into an argument with 18-year-old Denisha Rochell Johnson. The altercation caught the attention of Takesha Twitty who lives above Butler. They usually walk together to take their kids to school every morning. She stepped outside and saw the last minutes of Butler's life. "I've seen a girl stab him with a long butcher knife, and I mean she didn't show remorse for doing it. She meant to do it," said Twitty. 

EMS transported Butler to University Medical Center where he died from his injuries. Then, police worked to find Johnson. They arrested her shortly after and charged her with murder around 7 a.m. Sunday morning. "The suspect had been dating one of the family members of the victim, and they were arguing over an ongoing family issue," said Lt. Neal Barron with the Lubbock Police Department. 

Neighbors spent the afternoon creating a makeshift memorial and trying to make sense of the loss of life. "We're kind of a tight knit group here. You know, we kind of watch out for everybody and when one leaves, we're concerned about it," said Worthey. 

"We love him, and out heart goes out to him. He was our family too," added Twitty. 

Police say several other people were with Johnson when she stabbed Butler, but they do not think anyone else will face charges.

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