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Murder suspect extradited to Fayetteville

Posted October 21, 2014 10:35 p.m. EDT
Updated October 21, 2014 10:37 p.m. EDT

— A woman charged with the February stabbing death of a 67-year-old Fayetteville man was extradited from Baltimore to North Carolina, Fayetteville police said Tuesday evening.

Ashia Marie Simmons, 37, was charged in April with first-degree murder in the killing of Richard Jackson, whose badly decomposed body was found inside 6444 Starbrook Drive on Feb. 14. Police responded to the home after someone reported not seeing him for a week.

Authorities have said the stabbing was not random.

Jackson’s black 2010 Nissan Sentra was found abandoned in Baltimore, where Simmons was held in custody on unrelated charges.

Investigators have not said whether Jackson drove the vehicle to Baltimore.

Simmons remained in the Cumberland County jail Tuesday night under a $250,000 bond.