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Waukegan woman charged with murder after stabbing man to death

Tina L. Primm, 39, of Waukegan
Tina L. Primm, 39, of Waukegan

A Waukegan woman has been charged with second-degree murder after stabbing a man to death in a domestic dispute on the Fourth of July, police said.

Waukegan Police Commander Joe Florip said that officers responded to a call of a stabbing at around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at a house in the 2200 block of Western Avenue in Waukegan.

42-year-old, Raymond Parker, was found stabbed multiple times and unresponsive at the scene. Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said it was believed the victim was already dead when the officers arrived. Toxicology results are pending.

Following an investigation, Tina Primm, 39, of Waukegan, was arrested at the scene by police and charged with second-degree murder.

Primm appeared in Lake County Bond Court Thursday morning and her bond was set at $100,000. She’s expected back in court again at 1:30 p.m. on August 3.

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Police said that Primm was in a relationship with Parker and they were living together in the residence at the time of the incident.

According to State’s Attorney’s spokeswoman Cynthia Vargas, several juveniles were in the home and witnesses said Parker was involved in an argument with one or more of them when Primm and Parker engaged in an altercation where she then allegedly stabbed him.

More details will be released during the court hearings, police said.

Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said that attempts to reach the victim’s family have been unsuccessful and anyone with information is asked to call the Coroner’s Office at (847) 377-2200.

The stabbing occurred in the 2200 block of Western Avenue in Waukegan
The stabbing occurred in the 2200 block of Western Avenue in Waukegan

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