Man arrested in Cass County homicide investigation
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (KOLN) - An 18-year-old man has been arrested in the stabbing death of a woman in eastern Cass County.
Deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a home south of Plattsmouth on Highway 75 for a possible disturbance Thursday afternoon.
On scene, investigators noted a small fire had been extinguished and a woman’s body was found on the floor of the living room surrounded by blood.
According to the sheriff’s office, the woman, later identified as Mary Blackwell, 55, had multiple lacerations and a fatal stab wound to her chest from a knife.
Blackwell was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jabari Parsons, 18, who was located at the scene was arrested and booked on charges of first- and second-degree murder, according to CCSO.
An autopsy was scheduled for Friday.
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