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Woman wanted for Charee Alexander's death turns herself in, indicted on two charges

PEORIA, Ill. -- The 29-year-old woman wanted for the stabbing death of 19-year-old Charee Alexander turned herself in. 

The Peoria Police Department said Jatara N. Johnson, 29, turned herself in just after 5 p.m. Tuesday without incident. Johnson was subsequently arrested on a Peoria County Warrant. She was transported to the Peoria County Jail. 

Johnson then appeared in court and was indicted on charges of first degree murder and aggravated battery, a class 3 felony. Bond was set at $1,500,000. 

During the course of the investigation, detectives gathered information that led to Johnson's identification. 

Alexander was not one of the two women who started a fight at Schmoeger Park in Peoria last Thursday, officials said. The PPD confirmed the fight started because two women were fighting over a man.

Alexander was stabbed in the neck during the fight, and was pronounced dead the following Friday. 


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