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South Milwaukee man charged in fatal stabbing of 62-year-old woman

Posted at 1:48 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 15:12:55-05

A 31-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of a 62-year-old woman in South Milwaukee.

According to a criminal complaint, officers responded to the scene near Clark and 5th Avenue Friday to find the woman breathing but motionless and covered in blood in her wheelchair. The victim died just before being transported to the hospital.

A responding officer said that while he was awaiting medical personnel to arrive, he saw Kehinde Afolayan leaving the upper floor of the apartment with a bloodied shirt in hand. Witnesses identified the man as the suspect.

One witness said he saw through a window the man stabbing the woman, and recognized him as someone that been getting the victim's mail, says the criminal complaint.

Afolayan had been living with the victim since October, said one of the woman's children.

The autopsy found that the woman had been stabbed 116 times, ranging from her chest to her hands.

Police say Afolayan was not communicative during an attempted interview, but uttered statements such as "Jesus forgives me."