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Woman charged with murder in scheme to rob homeowner that led to suspect's death

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A man was stabbed to death while attempting to rob a homeowner earlier this month in Atlanta. And police on Sunday arrested a Decatur woman who allegedly helped in a scheme to rob the homeowner.

Bridgette D. Trent, 26, was charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit armed robbery in the incident that happened on June 14, according to the Atlanta police. She was transported to the Fulton County jail where she remained without bond Monday.

The investigation began at 2:06 a.m. that Saturday when officers responded to 3289 Saville St., after getting a report of someone stabbed, police spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon said. When they arrived they found the body of 35-year-old Jeffrey Lamar Alexander, Lyon said. The Atlanta man had been stabbed in the head and neck, police said.

Nounhoum Keita, the man who called 911, told investigators he met a woman through an advertisement online and she agreed to come to his home, Lyon said. But instead of the woman, an associate of hers showed up at the home, the spokesman said.

A struggle ensued between Keita and Alexander, which apparently led to the stabbing, police said. Grady EMS responded to the scene and attempted to treat Alexander, but it was too late, Lyon said. Keita only suffered minor injuries and did not have to be transported, police said.

Police have not released any information on the weapon used in the stabbing.

Investigators later developed probable cause to charge Trent on Sunday, Lyon said. It’s unclear who planned the scheme and whether or not there were any other victims.

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