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Woman fatally stabbed during argument in Johnston County, police say

Woman stabbed to death at Johnston County home, police say

Joyce Davis was fatally stabbed during a fight at a Johnston County home on Godwin Street, Selma police say.
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Joyce Davis was fatally stabbed during a fight at a Johnston County home on Godwin Street, Selma police say.

A woman was charged after police responded to a stabbing Thursday night in Johnston County.

Joyce Davis and Deanna Simone McNeill, 29, were at a house in the 400 block of Godwin Street in Selma at about 11:15 p.m. when McNeill stabbed Davis, police say.

The incident happened at Davis’ house, where McNeill had been staying, according to Selma Police Chief Billy Thomas. The two had a history of arguing, he said.

McNeill was charged with second-degree murder, according to Thomas.

Selma, a town of about 6,900 people, sits near the center of Johnston County.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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