By RUMMANA HUSSAIN
A Kenwood woman stabbed her boyfriend, Kimble Knox, to death; then called 911, telling dispatchers there was an unwanted person in her apartment before changing her story to say her boyfriend was killed during a robbery, according to prosecutors.
Sherry L. Robinson, 50, later admitted to police that she was the one who plunged the knife into Knox’s chest early Monday morning, and only threw off dispatchers with the robbery story because she was scared, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Lesley Gool said in court Tuesday.
The couple had known each other for two decades and had been dating on-and-off for 10 years. Robinson was arrested in 2009 for stabbing Knox, but was never charged, Gool told Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil.
On Sunday, the 51-year-old Knox came to Robinson’s apartment in the 4500 block of South Drexel, where the pair drank beer and watched a movie.
During the date, they got into an argument, which soon grew physical, Gool said. Robinson ended up stabbing Knox with a knife in the kitchen about 12:30 a.m. Monday.
The mother of nine then allegedly dragged Knox’s body out of the kitchen, through the back door and into the porch before calling 911 to say he had been stabbed by an unknown male intruder.
When the ambulance arrived, Knox wasn’t breathing. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The weapon was recovered from the scene, Gool said.
Robinson’s attorney suggested his client acted in self-defense.
Robinson is a high school graduate and has nine children, ranging in ages from 16 to 32, the defense attorney said.
The judge Ciesil ordered Robinson, who is charged with first-degree murder, held on a $2 million bond.