CARBONDALE, Ill. — A Carbondale woman has been arrested in the stabbing death of her boyfriend.

WSIL-TV reports that police were called to an apartment on South Marion Street early Thursday, where they found 55-year-old Reginal Gilispie suffering from a stab wound to his chest. Gilispie was taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, where he died.

Officers arrested 55-year-old Rebecca Belle Valentine and took her to Jackson County Jail, where she was booked on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

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