A Chicago man has been charged with first degree murder after he allegedly stabbed stabbed the boyfriend of a Thanksgiving party host nine times, killing him.
James Dixon, 29, reportedly had consumed numerous alcoholic drinks during the party and got into a heated argument with Vincell Jackson, 52, at the end of the party early Friday morning, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Dixon, prosecutors told a judge on Sunday, began digging into leftover food with his bare hands. Prosecutors said that Jackson forcefully took Dixon to the home’s front door, and Dixon sucker-punched the older man, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Susie Bucaro.
The fight moved to the front porch, and Bucaro said, and no one witnessed the stabbing, although multiple people saw the fight. Prosecutors said a witness last saw Jackson alive on top of Dixon, calling for someone to call 911. But when the witness returned, Dixon was running away and Jackson, with several stab wounds to his head, face, and arm, was leaning over a bannister.
Jackson was pronounced dead at Holy Cross Hospital, and an autopsy confirmed he died from stab wounds.
Bucaro told the court that Dixon was arrested about eight hours later, and police found multiple knives in his possession, including one covered in blood. He had a minor cut to his hand.
Patrick Ryan, Dixon’s court-appointed attorney, told the court that his client was defending himself and had several injuries to his body from the effort. Bucaro, however, pointed out that witnesses in attendance said that Dixon was the aggressor.
The incident took place on the city’s south side in the Marquette Park neighborhood. Jackson was from the nearby Gresham community.
Judge Susana Ortiz granted Dixon a $35,000 bail and said put him on house arrest if he posts the money. He is scheduled to return to court next week.
Dixon asked the judge about the sentence should he be convicted as he was led away.
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