UPDATE: Woman killed after ‘Happy birthday’ text

Thirty-one year old Sophia Edwards was murdered on her birthday today, shortly  after receiving a text wishing her a happy birthday, a resident 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)


  1. Anonymous
    March 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Okay but what does that have to do with what happened right now? How does this move the topic forward? Instead of coming and say “BUT WHEN THE SITUATION IS REVERSED!!!” how about you talk to people around you that engage in these behaviours? You just sound ignorant and divisive.

  2. BSupreme
    March 23, 2017 at 5:28 am

    Men, Women, walk away!!! When the clouds of hurt and pain from a man or woman you love or are obsessed with has you in a dark place, walk away!!! none of it is worth it!!! The sun will shine on you again if you walk away. Just know that the almighty put 7 billion people on this planet. There will be someone else in your future if your current relationship doesn’t work out. The clouds will surely pass and the sun will shine again, it always does!!! Walk away from anger and violence, walk away from pain. Time is the cure, and when you look back on it you can smile and say thank God I’m alright!!! The seed of violence and murder has been planted in our lives thru movies, television and imitation of what we see around us. Don’t fall victim to the seed of evil you’ll lose everything. Walk away!!!