One Women Dead in Ozark Murder

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Elizabeth Hinton-Roberts says she always told her sister Cheryl she would outlive her. Unfortunatley, that didn't happen.

Ozark police responded to what they are calling a domestic dispute just before midnight on Wednesday. When they arrived on the scene at College Street they found 51 year old Cheryl Hinton bleeding to death.

Officials have learned Hinton and the suspect, 45 year-old Rickey Stokes, had been friends for several years.

Authorities say an argument ensued between the two and then Hinton allegedly broke her bottle and tried to stab stokes with it. He then broke his bottle on her head and stabbed her under the arm with it.

Officials say Stokes took off after the stabbing. Hinton walked 200 feet to her sisters house before she collapsed.

Hinton was taken to the Dale Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Stokes later turned himself in at the Dale County Jail. After questioning, investigators say he admitted to Hinton's murder. He remains behind bars.
As for Hinton's family, they remain in shock.

"I don't know how I feel, I know that I am going to miss her, she was up here 23 times a day," said Elizabeth Hinton-Roberts.

Authorities say both individuals have criminal backgrounds in domestic violence and misdemenors.


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