Lincoln, woman identified as a murder victim in a mobile home park

On Thursday, police identified the woman who was stabbed to death in a mobile home park in North Lincoln on Tuesday night as Jasimin Champion, 36.

The Lincoln woman died in a local hospital sometime after being stabbed multiple times in the torso at around 11:30 pm Tuesday in the mobile home park where she was located off North First Street near Interstate 80, according to police.

Less than 12 hours after the stabbing, police arrested Charles Alexander, a 61-year-old Lincoln man, around 10 am Wednesday near 11th Street and Lincoln Mall after a Lancaster County judge signed a warrant. arrest for his vote on stabbing.

In a Wednesday afternoon press conference announcing his arrest, Lincoln Assistant Chief of Police Jason Stille said witness interviews led investigators to Alexander.

Prosecutors accused Alexander of second degree murder in Champion’s death. Judge Laurie Yardley set the 61-year-old’s bail rate at $ 2 million during her initial court hearing Thursday afternoon. Alexander must pay $ 200,000 to be released from Lancaster County Jail.

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“Did you say 20 years?” Alexander asked Yardley after reading about the possible penalty he will face if convicted of the crime.

“Twenty years, sir,” said the judge. “You’re charged with second degree murder.”

At a press conference on Wednesday, Stille said Alexander and Champion knew each other, but the exact nature of their relationship remained unclear to police.

Investigators did not recover a suspected murder weapon, Stille said, but said it was thought to be a knife.

It is unclear what led to the stabbing on Tuesday night. Stille said investigators were still working to determine a timeline of events.

Alexander’s affidavit for judgment – the document outlining what gave police a probable cause to arrest the 61-year-old – was sealed by a judge Wednesday, according to court documents.

Champion’s death marks the ninth suspected murder in Lancaster County in 2022, a total that surpasses all of 2021 with three months left in the year. His death is the seventh suspected murder to have occurred within the city limits this year.

Henry Lee Jones, 57, died on May 19 after being attacked outside his home near 28 and F streets. prosecutors 32-year-old Derrick Pearson and 31-year-old Briana Jelinek accused of manslaughter and first degree assault for their alleged roles in Jones’ murder.

Days after Jones’s death, Patricio Urias, 42, and Zachariah Palomo, 26 were shot dead in a duplex near 30th and P streets. In court proceedings, Lincoln police investigators said the two men shot each other.

Austin Gress, 26, was stabbed to death on July 1 amid what police said was “some kind of mutual brawl” at a gas station near 27th and Dudley Streets. The police then arrested and accused Steven A. Alexander of manslaughter, first degree assault and the use of a deadly weapon to commit a crime after a three-day manhunt in Lincoln.

Ten days later, Gene Oltman, 78, was found dead on July 11 at his home southwest of Lincoln. The sheriff’s office declared his death a murder the next day after an autopsy confirmed that he died of blunt force trauma. No arrests were made for Oltman’s death.

And police found Ronald George, 61, stabbed to death in a lot near the city’s homeless shelter. 31. The investigation into George’s death led to a local motel, where police found the remains of 49-year-old Ronnie Patz.

Prosecutors have accused William T. Wright of second degree murder in George’s death and police have publicly named him the “main and only” suspect in Patz’s death.

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