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Bensalem woman charged in fatal North Philly stabbing

A Bensalem woman has been charged with stabbing a woman in North Philadelphia following a dispute.

Bensalem woman charged in fatal North Philly stabbing

Sherry Johnson, 53, of Bensalem
Sherry Johnson, 53, of Bensalem

A Bensalem woman has been charged with stabbing a woman in North Philadelphia following a dispute.

Cops said Sherry Johnson, 53, of Bensalem, stabbed Alverta Armstrong, 50, several times in the stomach and legs early Sunday morning. When officers responded to a call for the stabbing, they found Armstrong lying on the ground on Huntingdon Street near 22nd. She died at Temple Hospital shortly thereafter.

Police said Johnson and Armstrong were acquaintances, and that the motive was an argument. They did not say what the argument involved.

Johnson is charged with murder and possessing an instrument of crime.

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