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Woman Arrested in Deadly Stabbing of Son


CONWAY, Ark. – A man is dead and his mother in custody after he was stabbed early Saturday.

The victim is Christopher Helms, 38.

Police arrested Jessie Mae Johnson, 55, early Saturday morning.  

Johnson is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death, according to Conway police.  

It happened at a home on Appalachian Drive.  

According to witnesses, Johnson became upset when Helms cursed her.  

Police say she went to the kitchen got a knife, returned and stabbed him.  

When officers arrived Johnson and the victim’s sister was administering CPR.  

Helms later died from his injuries.

Detectives say alcohol may have played a role.  

Johnson is being held in the Faulkner County Detention Center.   


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