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Murder charges expected in downtown stabbing
Update: Jeanette Mary Short, 28, was formally charged with two counts of first-degree murder along with one count of aggravated battery Monday, March 17. She’s lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on a $100,000 bond. Short is accused of stabbing 21-year-old Achaiah McGee to death at the Rockford Mass Transit District bus terminal Saturday, March 15.
Short is scheduled to appear in court again Thursday, April 17.
By Jim Hagerty
Murder charges are expected against a Rockford woman after the victim she allegedly stabbed at the Rockford Mass Transit District bus terminal over the weekend has died.
Saturday, March 15, at approximately 10:02 a.m., members of the Rockford Police Department responded to 520 Mulberry St., in regards to an altercation between two females.
Police say during the fight, 21-year-old Achaiah McGee was stabbed in the chest. She later died.
Jeanette Short, 28, of Rockford, was arrested following a brief investigation.
As of this report, Short has been charged with aggravated battery and is lodged in the Winnebago County Jail without bond. She is scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m., March 17.