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Police make arrest in Peoria stabbing death

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

The Peoria Police Department made an arrest Thursday in the stabbing death of a Peoria Heights man.

Police said Thurmen Ellis, 28, of East Peoria was arrested Thursday in the 200 block of NE Glen Oak Ave. in Peoria for the murder of William Edwards in a garage on N. Columbus on Sunday. 

Edwards was found dead in a large pool of blood. He suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest and blunt force injuries. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said injuries indicated Edwards tried to defend himself. 

Ellis was arrested for first degree murder. 

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