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The ex-wife of an IDOT worker is accused of killing him after an incident in Jackson County

Alexis Stallman
James Roberts/Jackson Co. State's Attorney's Office
Alexis Stallman

The ex-wife of an Illinois Department of Transportation worker has been charged with three counts of First Degree Murder and one count of Aggravated Domestic Battery in her ex-husband's death.

The Jackson County State's Attorney reports 41-year-old Alexis Stallman of Herrin is accused of fatally stabbing Edward Stallman.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office had previously reported Edward Stallman was involved in a crash at a work zone site on July 20 at the intersection of Highway 127 and Ava Road in Murphysboro. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The incident turned into a suspected homicide based on Stallman’s injuries.

A further investigation led law enforcement to Alexis Stallman after it revealed the former couple had an altercation just prior to the crash.

Alexis Stallman faces up to 60 years in prison.

Her preliminary hearing is set for August 30.

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