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Son arrested in Lorain woman's killing

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    A woman was stabbed inside 418 Concord Avenue in Lorain Sunday afternoon.

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LORAIN — A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the stabbing death of his mother.

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Zachary Manilla

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According to jail officials, Zachary Manilla, 25, is being held at the Lorain City Jail without bond on a murder charge, pending his arraignment this morning, after his mother was found stabbed at 418 Concord St. on Sunday afternoon.

Lorain Police said Kimberley Manilla, 51, was found at 12:04 p.m. in the backyard of the residence, bleeding from multiple stab wounds.

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A woman was stabbed inside 418 Concord Avenue in Lorain Sunday afternoon.

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Kimberley Manilla was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, where she was pronounced dead.

This marks the fifth homicide in the city in the last six weeks and the sixth total for 2016, after the city saw no homicides in 2015.

The first of the year came Jan. 16 with the shooting death of 59-year-old Corrina Charlton.

In recent weeks, Lorain has seen the homicides of Kenneth Shinafelt, 31, on July 12; Lani Smith, 66, on July 14; John Whitefield, 53, on Aug. 2; and Robert Gnizak, 49, on Aug. 14.

Gnizak’s death is the only homicide this year where an arrest hasn’t been made. Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to identification and apprehension of the person who shot Gnizak at the Taco Bell drive-thru on Oberlin Avenue.

The shooter, who fled the scene on foot, has been described as a black male, thin to medium build, about 6 feet tall, wearing a yellow shirt and tan or khaki pants with a baseball hat.

Those with information are asked to call (440) 204-2105 or (440) 204-2100.

Contact Katie Nix at 329-7129 or knix@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter at @KatieNix330.



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