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Chicago Tribune, April 18, 2008
A 27-year-old mother of sic was charged with murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, but the attorney argued Thursday she was defending herself against an enraged man with a history of violence against women. Tahesia Jackson of the 1900 block of South Homan Avenue was charged late Wednesday with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Leon Brown, 30. Tim Grace, Jackson’s attorney, said she was defending herself after Brown came to her apartment late at night and chased her into the kitchen. She grabbed a knife and warned Brown to get away from her, he said. When he didn’t, she stabbed him, and he went to lie down on a bed, Grace said.