Woman arrested in New Year's Day murder of boyfriend

A woman is now behind bars after police say she fatally stabbed her boyfriend on New Year's Day.

Decatur police were called to the 500 block of East Division St. around 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2019.

When officers arrived they found a 38-year-old man with an apparent stab wound to the chest. Officers performed CPR on the victim until EMS arrived on scene.

The victim was taken to Decatur Memorial Hospital were he later died.

After conducting interviews, police arrested the man's girlfriend, Billie Jo L. Soyster, on first-degree murder charges.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 2.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.

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