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Jay County prosecutor charges man in fatal stabbing

JAY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) -The Jay County prosecutor has filed murder charges against a man for fatally stabbing his wife.

According to police, the stabbing happened in Portland, Ind.

A woman at the residence was found suffering from multiple stab wounds. Connie Straley, 58, was transported to Jay County Hospital where she later died.

Police arrested Richard Starley, 54, in connection to the stabbing. He was booked in the Jay County Security Center on a preliminary charge of murder on Wednesday.

The prosecutor filed charges on Thursday. Richard Starley had two prior felony convictions that were unrelated to the murder charges.

No bond has been set for Richard Starley.

An autopsy for Connie was scheduled for Thursday.

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