Rebecca Valentine

Rebecca Valentine

A Carbondale woman has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend on Thanksgiving Day.

Rebecca B. Valentine, 42, was indicted by a grand jury in Jackson County on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Reginal Glispie, according to a Wednesday news release from Jackson County state's attorney Michael C. Carr.

Just after midnight on Nov. 23, Carbondale Police officers responded to an emergency phone call from a female requesting services for a person who was bleeding inside an apartment in the 300 block of South Marion Street. Upon arrival, officers found Glispie, who was 55, lying unresponsive inside the apartment with a stab wound to his chest. Glispie was taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, where he was pronounced dead.

Valentine is currently in custody at the Jackson County Jail with bail set at $1 million. Arraignment is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. Dec. 12.

If convicted on the first-degree murder charge, Valentine faces 20 to 60 years in prison with three years of mandatory supervised release.

Valentine had preliminarily been charged with involuntary manslaughter after her arrest on Nov. 23, according to an earlier release from the Carbondale Police Department.

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