Authorities have identified a 54-year-old woman who died Wednesday after being repeatedly stabbed last week as Sherri Allen.
On Thursday, Jackson County prosecutors charged James E. Bell, 56, of Kansas City with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the Friday attack in the 7400 block of Prospect Avenue. After being stabbed, Bell drove to the 2800 block of East 77th Street to seek help for multiple wounds.
The attack occurred inside a car after Allen told Bell that she wanted to end their relationship, according to court records. Authorities said Allen had nine stab wounds and died of organ failure brought on by sharp-force injuries to the neck and upper torso.
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