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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri woman has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend, who was stabbed with a sword.

Brittany Wilson, 32, of Cape Girardeau, entered the plea Monday in a video court hearing. She was charged with killing 34-year-old Harrison Stephen Foster at a Cape Girardeau home on Christmas Eve.

Wilson called police on Dec. 24 to report that she had killed her boyfriend with a sword, police said. Officers found Foster dead of multiple stab wounds.

Wilson was also charged with armed criminal action. She was being held on $2 million cash-only bond.

Wilson’s arraignment will continue Thursday to see whether she qualifies for a public defender, the Southeast Missourian reported. The newspaper reports that a probable cause statement written by a police officer claims Wilson told the officer she stabbed Foster to “set him free” from “entities” living inside his body and that he had harvested body parts from people. The statement also claims Wilson said she and Foster took meth earlier that day. 

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.