Wife charged with murder after stabbing husband in neck, police say

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Jamara Cannon, 31.
Jamara Cannon, 31.
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 31-year-old woman was charged in the stabbing death of her husband in Chicago's East Chatham neighborhood.

Police said around 2:35 a.m. Tuesday, Jamara Cannon and her husband, 37-year-old Michael Williams Jr., got into a fight in their home in the 8000-block of South Ingleside Avenue. She allegedly stabbed him in the neck with a knife.

Williams was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:01 a.m., the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

Cannon was arrested at the scene and charged with first-degree murder. She is due in bond court Thursday.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.