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Illinois Man Stabs Landlord to Death After Argument: Report

An Illinois man has been charged with first degree murder after the stabbing death of his landlord on Friday.

Belleville Police Department officers found Arthur Parris, 48, in a nearby apartment covered in blood, KMOV reported.

Police said Parris and the landlord, who has not been named until notifications are complete, got into an argument Friday afternoon and began to fight. Parris stabbed the landlord, who was taken to a hospital and later died.

Witnesses directed officers to the apartment where Parris had fled after the stabbing.

Parris was booked into St Clair County jail Saturday morning and is being held on an $800,000 bond, according to jail records.

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[Featured image: Arthur Parris/Belleville Police Department]