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Wis. woman charged in husband's stabbing death

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APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged a 34-year-old woman with fatally stabbing her husband at a Grand Chute hotel.

Mastella Jackson of Appleton is charged with first-degree intentional homicide. She made her first court appearance Thursday.

Officers say the body of Jackson's husband, 41-year-old Derrick Dwayne Whitlow, was found Tuesday in a room he had booked at the Road Star Inn.

WLUK-TV reports search warrants show police recovered the sheath of an eight-inch knife next to Whitlow's body at the hotel. The complaint says police later recovered the knife they believed was used to kill Whitlow at Jackson's duplex. Bloody clothes were found along with the knife in a garbage can at the residence.

Jackson's bond is set at $500,000 cash. She is scheduled to return to court March 1.

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Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com

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