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UPDATE: Woman charged with murder following Tucker County stabbing, victim's name released

PARSONS, W.Va. - UPDATE (4/17/18 1:28 p.m.):

Tucker County deputies released the name of a woman who was fatally stabbed Friday afternoon.

911 officials received a call at approximately 12:31 p.m. on April 13 from Marian Heckler, of Hambleton, according to Tucker County deputies. Marian Heckler told 911 officials that her stepdaughter, Emily Heckler, 19, had just been released from a hospital and that she was afraid that Emily Heckler was going to hurt herself or someone else, deputies said. Marian Heckler also stated that Emily Heckler was "out of control," according to deputies.

Once at the residence, a deputy found a woman, later identified as Marian Heckler, lying in the driveway with multiple stab wounds and covered in blood, with a large kitchen knife and a cell phone lying beside of her body, according to deputies. The deputy then radioed for additional emergency support.  

The deputy said he heard loud screaming coming from inside of the residence. Emily Heckler came outside of the home onto the porch, covered in blood, and continued to scream, according to deputies. The deputy told Emily Heckler to kneel down on the porch and to not move. Deputies then arrested Emily Heckler and placed her in a chair on the porch. Deputies said they found Emily Heckler's bloody footprints that led from Marian Heckler's body to the front of the house.  

Additional officers arrived on scene and attempted to give Marian Heckler CPR, but she did not respond, according to deputies.

Emily Heckler told deputies that she had an argument with her stepmother, grabbed a kitchen knife, chased her outside and stabbed her multiple times in the driveway, according to deputies. 

Emily Heckler has been charged with first-degree murder.

Emily Heckler was previously arrested on February 25 in Tucker County for indecent exposure and obstructing an officer. According to the Parsons Advocate, Emily Heckler entered the Parsons Sheetz without any clothing on her body. Emily Heckler pulled away from officers twice while they were attempting to arrest her, the Parsons Advocate reported. When officers asked her why she was naked in public, Emily Heckler said "I don't know," according to the Parsons Advocate.

UPDATE (4/17/18 11:55 a.m.):

Tucker County deputies named the woman who was taken into custody following a fatal stabbing Friday afternoon. 

Emily Heckler, 19, has been charged with murder. She was taken to the Tygart Valley Regional Jail. 

There is no word of the stabbing victim's name at this time.

UPDATE (4/13/18 at 5:20 p.m.):

One person is in custody and a woman is dead after a stabbing in the Hambleton area of Tucker County Friday.

Tucker County 911 said a domestic disturbance call came in at 12:30 p.m. on Mackeyville Road in the Hambleton area.

After law enforcement arrived on scene and found the woman's body, the officer called and requested backup and assistance from Tucker County EMS. At 1 p.m., the medical examiner was called to the scene.

The Tucker County Sheriff's Department was assisted on scene by the Parsons Police Department, West Virginia Natural Resources Police and Tucker County EMS.

ORIGINAL (4/13/18 4:43 p.m.):

A woman was found stabbed in the Hambleton area of Tucker County Friday afternoon, according to deputies.

The Tucker County Sheriff's Department responded to a call at approximately 12:30 p.m. and found the woman.

Deputies said the woman succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

The Tucker County Sheriff's Department will handle the investigation.

Stay with 12 News for updates on this investigation.


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