Peoria woman recovering after being stabbed in neck


PEORIA, Ill. — A Peoria woman is in custody after being accused of stabbing somebody.

Officers say around 3:30 p.m., they were called to the 900 block of Shelley St on reports of the stabbing. When police arrived, they found the Peoria Fire Department treating a woman’s injuries.

Linda Matiella

A fireman told police the victim said a woman, 59-year-old Linda Matiella, stabbed her in the neck and left thigh. The victim’s arms were covered in blood, along with her clothing.

Matiella was arrested without incident and charged with aggravated battery.

The house was later searched and officers found blood on the front porch, the floor in the living room, and on the bathroom floor. There were no other victims.

The victim, identified as Jannie Robinson, was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center for her injuries. Her condition is unknown.

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