Woman charged with fatal ‘domestic’ stabbing

A woman is charged with stabbing another woman to death during a domestic dispute in the Austin neighborhood early Friday.

Debra Jean Jones, 54, is charged with first-degree murder for the domestic-related stabbing in the 1100 block of North Mayfield Avenue, police said.

She and Shounya Burnett, 45, were arguing about 12:55 a.m. in a first-floor apartment when Jones allegedly stabbed Burnett in the neck and chin with a knife, authorities claim.

Debra Jean Jones

Debra Jean Jones

Burnett, of the 4500 block of West Grenshaw Street, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

Jones, also of the 1100 block of North Mayfield, is being held in the Cook COunty Jail on a $900,000 bond.

Police described the stabbing as a domestic incident.

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