• Woman stabbed to death during fight in Palm Bay, police say

    By: Cierra Putman


    PALM BAY, Fla. - One woman was stabbed to death and another was injured during a fight in Palm Bay Sunday afternoon, police said.

    Three women got in a fight on Monroe Street around 1:15 p.m., police said.

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    Jackielyn English, 48, stabbed Nicole Rucker, 47, to death with a large kitchen knife at Rucker's apartment. She also stabbed Dolores English, her sister, who tried to intervene, police said.

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    The knife-wielding English is now in custody, police said.

    Police said English was an acquaintance of Rucker.

    The investigation is still active and police did not say how the fight started.

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    Police have yet to release the identities of those involved. 




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