Closing arguments set in fatal Christmas Day hotel stabbing

Closing arguments are scheduled Monday in the homicide trial of a western Pennsylvania woman charged in the stabbing death of her boyfriend on Christmas Day in 2018.Twenty-eight-year-old Dominique Jones took the stand Friday in her own defense and alleged that the stabbing at the Holiday Inn Express in Uniontown was in self-defense and followed years of abuse by 25-year-old Tre Montel McCargo.Jones said an argument that day turned physical and she grabbed a kitchen knife and swung it to defend herself, ultimately stabbing him in the neck. But she said “I was just trying to get him off of me. I wasn’t trying to kill him.”Fayette County prosecutors said Jones believed McCargo was cheating on her after she looked at his cellphone while he slept on Christmas Day.The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard reports that testimony was to have continued Saturday, but prosecutors opted not to call rebuttal witnesses. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Monday after closing arguments.

Closing arguments are scheduled Monday in the homicide trial of a western Pennsylvania woman charged in the stabbing death of her boyfriend on Christmas Day in 2018.

Twenty-eight-year-old Dominique Jones took the stand Friday in her own defense and alleged that the stabbing at the Holiday Inn Express in Uniontown was in self-defense and followed years of abuse by 25-year-old Tre Montel McCargo.

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Jones said an argument that day turned physical and she grabbed a kitchen knife and swung it to defend herself, ultimately stabbing him in the neck. But she said “I was just trying to get him off of me. I wasn’t trying to kill him.”

Fayette County prosecutors said Jones believed McCargo was cheating on her after she looked at his cellphone while he slept on Christmas Day.

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard reports that testimony was to have continued Saturday, but prosecutors opted not to call rebuttal witnesses. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Monday after closing arguments.