Thirty-one year old Sophia Edwards was murdered on her birthday today, shortly after receiving a text wishing her a happy birthday, a residents of Ciceron has disclosed.
Edwards is alleged to have been stabbed by her common law husband some time after noon today.
A male eyewitness, who was around when the incident occurred, told the Times that the deceased was choked and stabbed.
According to the eyewitness, Edwards and the father of her children had an argument this morning over a text message she had received wishing her a happy birthday.
The eyewitness said the message also read :’I miss you.’
“I feel he read the message and he end up telling the girl : ‘Your other man that send that for you. Your other man that texting you there.'” the eyewitness stated.
He disclosed that Edwards started crying.
According to him, the woman later took a plate of food for the stepfather of her common law husband and went into her room.
The eyewitness said he saw the alleged assailant come out from a the shop, enter the woman’s room.
“The girl was on the bed and he just jump on the bed and start stabbing up the girl. He cut up the girl throat and thing. When I heard the girl screaming, I just rush in the room and I just pull him off the girl but he had time stab up the girl already,” he said.
He said as the wounded woman lay bleeding on the bed, her attacker ran out of the room.
(Blood-soaked bed) (House where stabbing occurred)
The victim died later at hospital.
The eyewitness revealed that Edwards and the man who allegedly attacked her had two young children together and had been in a romantic relationship for the past eight years.
He described the relationship between the couple as a bad one.
“Like the girl was planning to move on him,” the eyewitness explained.
He said the two had an argument about two weeks ago when the victim started taking her belongings out of the house to leave.
But the eyewitness observed that the two made up afterwards.
(Police on scene)