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Woman arrested after man fatally stabbed in South Peoria

A Peoria woman was arrested for murder Wednesday after a man was fatally stabbed on the city's South Side.

Peoria police officers responded to a call in the 1900 block of S. Stanley around 1:40 p.m. Officers found 34-year-old Lamario Billups of Peoria critically injured at the scene. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Billups died of a single stab wound to the chest.

Police later arrested 22-year-old Heaven Kruzan in connection with the man's death. She was taken to the Peoria County Jail.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.