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Hermitage man murdered after argument over cell phone

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HERMITAGE, Pa. - A Hermitage woman is jailed without bond on a of charge criminal homicide after police say she stabbed a man with a kitchen knife during an argument over a cell phone.

Police say they were called to answer reports of a stabbing at 1335 Parke Drive just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police say they found a resident of the Shenango Park Apartments, 32-year old Eric Williams, lying in a foyer.

He was being attended to by another resident of the apartment, 37-year-old Lashara Wilder. Williams was transported to UPMC in Farrell where he was pronounced dead by emergency room personnel an hour later.

Authorities say Williams had the phone in his possession at the time.

"He was attempting to leave his apartment and she was trying to prevent him from leaving and knives or a knife was involved," Chief Brian Blair says, Hermitage police.

Wilder was arraigned before a district magistrate Wednesday afternoon and remains in the Mercer County jail until her next hearing on May 13.
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