Suspect in custody after fatal stabbing in Bloomington

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Photo of the scene courtesy of the Bloomington Herald-Times.

UPDATE (Nov. 30, 2018) — Kenneth Hawkins pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Charges of criminal confinement and domestic battery were dismissed as part of his plea agreement. He was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Correction.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.– Bloomington police are investigating a deadly stabbing.

Police say the incident occurred at an apartment complex at 3310 Odell Drive around 1:45 p.m.

A 46-year-old man was found suffering from a stab wound to the chest. He was transported to IU Bloominton Health Hospital where he later died.

Kenneth Hawkins

Kenneth Hawkins

Witnesses told police Kenneth Hawkins, 48, stabbed the victim during a domestic disturbance.

Police located Hawkins and took him into custody without incident. Based on witness statement and his own admissions, he was charged with homicide, intimidation with a deadly weapon and domestic battery.

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