Son arrested in mother’s stabbing death

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An arrest has been made in the stabbing death of a woman found dead in an apartment after a wellbeing check last week.

Cordell D. Hughes was preliminarily charged Wednesday with murder in the Feb. 22 killing of 60-year-old Carmen Hughes inside an apartment at 8604 Lakeside Drive, in the South Bridge Apartments complex off East Tillman Road. According to police Cordell is the son of Carmen.

Police were called to that apartment around 12:30 p.m. that Friday on a wellbeing check because police said Carmen Hughes had not been heard from in two days.

Fort Wayne Police officers arrived just after family members. In the apartment, Carmen Hughes was found dead.

An autopsy found she’d been stabbed more than 20 times, including wounds in the neck and lung. The Allen County Coroner’s Office ruled her death a homicide.

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