Daily Journal

TUPELO - Twenty-seven-year-old Napoleon Edwards of Tupelo is charged with stabbing his girlfriend to death and injuring her mother Saturday morning.

Christie Lee, 29, was stabbed multiple times in the chest and back and died on the scene at 610 Trout St. Her mother, Edna Rush, 48, also stabbed, was in stable condition at North Mississippi Medical Center on Monday, police Capt. Bart Aguirre said.

Edwards is charged with murder, aggravated assault and burglary of a dwelling.

Lee and Edwards reportedly shared a residence. But after an alleged domestic dispute, Lee and her six children moved in with her mother on Trout Street, where the stabbings were believed to have occurred. Edwards is the father of three of the children, authorities said.

Police say they believe Lee and Rush were stabbed with a kitchen knife and that Rush was wounded when she tried to intervene in the attack. Fire department officials also were called to the scene.

Edwards' bond is set at $1.5 million.

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