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Stabbing victim dies in local hospital; suspect remains jailed

Christopher Simmons, 41, was arrested at the scene.
Christopher Simmons, 41, was arrested at the scene.(Jail photo)
Published: Sep. 13, 2020 at 2:48 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2020 at 7:24 PM CDT
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) – A man who was stabbed Sunday afternoon at the Wildflower Apartments at 910 South 35th St. in Temple has died at a local hospital, police said Monday afternoon.

Police identified the victim as Simeon Freeman, 40, of Temple.

Officers found Freeman after responding at around 1:50 p.m. Sunday to a report of the stabbing.

He was taken to Scott & White Medical Center where he later died.

Christopher Simmons, 41, was arrested at the scene.

Simmons was held in the Bell County Jail Monday in lieu of bonds totaling $8,000 charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, evading arrest, and driving with a suspended license.

Charges in connection with the stabbing are pending a review by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, police said Monday.

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