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Argument over infidelity leaves man dead, girlfriend jailed

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Lakeisha WIlson / photo from Cook County Sheriff's office

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An argument over a man cheating on and not paying enough attention to his girlfriend ended early Wednesday with the woman plunging a steak knife into his chest, prosecutors alleged at a hearing Friday.

Lakeisha Wilson, 23, was charged with one count of first-degree murder. Judge Laura Sullivan ordered her held on a $600,000 bond during a Friday hearing, court records indicate.

Wilson and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Maurice Wilson, lived together in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick, and had a 3-year-old child together, records show.

They had prior domestic violence issues in which Lakeisha Wilson had stabbed Maurice Wilson, and on one occasion in August 2011, he had to go to a hospital for treatment of his wounds.

On Wednesday, the two argued about him cheating on her and not paying enough attention to her, court records state. The altercation turned physical, and both punched each other. During the fight Lakeisha Wilson grabbed a steak knife and stabbed her boyfriend in the chest, piercing his heart, records allege.

The child witnessed the fight, according to court records. Maurice Wilson went to the bathroom, and a short time later, Lakeisha went into the bathroom, where she saw him naked and bleeding substantially from his chest.

He told her that he had called 911 and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:21 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

In a videotaped statement to police, Lakeisha Wilson admitted she stabbed him, court records allege.

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