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UPDATE: Police: Dubuque man killed girlfriend after argument

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) - Police say an argument that apparently began over contacting women on Facebook prompted a Dubuque man to hit and stab his girlfriend to death.

Kahdyesha Jantricia Lemon, 21, was found severely injured outside of 567 Arlington Street in Dubuque on Wednesday night, according to Dubuque Police.

Lemon later died at 3:06 a.m. Thursday at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque.

Police arrested Eddie J. Hicks, 26, for first-degree murder.

According to court documents filed in Dubuque County, police found significant amounts of blood throughout the apartment, as well as a paring knife with blood on it lying on a bed.

Read the full court document here: http://ftpcontent6.worldnow.com/kwwl/NewsDocs/hicks.pdf

Court documents say that doctors noted Lemon had more than 20 puncture and stab wounds to her body.

According to those documents, Hicks told police the argument had begun over contacting other women on Facebook.

Hicks told police that Lemon hit him with a pot. He then said that he took that pot from her and struck her three to four times with it, according to court documents.

He then said Lemon grabbed a knife and stabbed him, but that he then took the knife from her and began stabbing her several times, according to court documents.

Police say the two had been dating.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

Police say a Dubuque man has been charged with first-degree murder of a woman he was in some sort of relationship with after police were called to a disturbance Wednesday night. 

According to police, they were called to a disturbance in an alley between Loras Boulevard and Arlington Street just after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

They say they found Eddie J. Hicks, 26, who appeared to have fallen off a ledge and was suffering from stab wounds.

Police say the man was combative and tried to get into the driver's seat of the police car. Officers had to use personal defense spray and subdued the man.

While police were dealing with Hicks, another officer found an unresponsive woman on the ground outside 567 Arlington Street, they said.

They took her to Mercy Hospital, where she died Thursday morning from what police are calling "severe, life-threatening injuries."

Police say based on their investigation, the two were in some sort of domestic relationship, although Lt. Scott Baxter with the Dubuque Police couldn't confirm they were officially in a relationship.

Hicks remains in custody and has been charged with first-degree murder, a felony punishable by life in prison.

Police say they will release the identity of the woman later today. 

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One person has died following a disturbance call last night.

Police say a man and a woman had stab wounds and were taken to the hospital where one of them died. Police couldn't confirm if it was the man or the woman who died.

Police say this has now turned into a death investigation.

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Dubuque Police are investigating a disturbance call this morning, and say two people have been taken to the hospital.

Police say they got the call around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night in the 500 block of Arlington St. in Dubuque; the call said a man was bleeding.

According to police, a man and woman were taken to the hospital. Police would not confirm the extent of their injuries.

Police tell KWWL they are still on scene and are continuing to investigate.

No arrests have been made yet in this case.

Stay with KWWL for updates.

Brad Hanson, Jordan Mickle and Amie Steffeneicher contributed to this report.
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