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36-year-old woman arrested in connection to stabbing-murder in Akron

Authorities say she was found with multiple stab wounds when officers responded to the 1100 block of Nome Avenue.
Credit: Akron Police
Rochelle Paul, 36, of Akron.

AKRON, Ohio — Akron police and officials from the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office are investigating the murder of a 24-year-old woman.

Early Wednesday morning, just after midnight, Akron police were called to the 1100 block of Nome Avenue. When they arrived, they found the woman inside a home. She had been stabbed multiple times in the chest.

The victim, identified by the Summit County Medical Examiner as Sara Stubbs, was taken to the hospital where she later died. Her death has been ruled a homicide. 

According to Summit County Police, Rochelle Paul, 36, was taken into custody following an investigation into the incident. Paul was questioned in regards to the murder and is now charged with Aggravated Murder and Felonious Assault. 

This is a developing story. Check back with 3News for updates. 


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