Man arrested in fatal stabbing of Norfolk woman

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on January 4, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 6 at 7:45 AM

UPDATE 1/4/14 4:18 p.m.: Investigators have arrested 49-year-old Ulysses Jay James of Norfolk in connection with the murder of Lena Elaine Smith. Officials say James and Smith were involved in a relationship.

Police spokesman Chris Amos says James was taken into custody without incident on Friday and has been charged with murder.

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9:30 a.m. UPDATE: Police have identified the victim as 45-year-old Lena Elaine Smith. She was found dead in her residence, said Officer Chris Amos.


Investigation continues. 

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NORFOLK-A woman was stabbed to death at a Norfolk apartment complex.

Police were called to Wards Corner Apartments in the 8400 block of Tidewater Drive around 1:15 a.m.

The woman's name hasn't been released and it wasn't clear about whether she lived at the complex.

Officers were still on the scene at 4:30 a.m. for the investigation.

Anyone with information can call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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