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Woman Arrested in Stabbing Death in Gist Community

The Newton County Sheriff’s Department reported a stabbing in South Newton County, just south of the Gist Community, around 11:22 a.m. on Friday, January 17.  According to Sheriff Billy Rowles, a female came to her neighbor’s house and said she had just stabbed someone and asked the neighbor to call 911.  The first deputy on the scene reported that a female, now identified as 37-year-old Keysha Lynn Hughes of Mauriceville was deceased.  The victim was taken to the Jefferson County Morgue where an autopsy was ordered.  The Newton County Sheriff’s office arrested 36-year-old Laci Lynn Raymer of Orange, Texas.  She was taken to the Newton County Jail on murder charges and her bond was set for $100,000.

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