Shortly before her death, Liese Carr cried out for help.
Witnesses told police they heard Carr yell, "Help, help, call the police, he's killing me," Lexington police Detective Robert Wilson testified during a preliminary hearing Monday in Fayette District Court.
Before she died Sept. 12, Wilson said, Carr told a witness that she had been stabbed by Roderick Blincoe.
Police recovered an 8-inch steak knife in Carr's back yard, Wilson said. Officers also found blood in Carr's kitchen and in a trail leading to Cramer & Hanover Church of Christ at 199 North Hanover Avenue, Wilson said.
Fayette District Judge Joseph T. Bouvier ruled there was probable cause and sent Blincoe's case to the grand jury.
Blincoe, 51, is charged with murder in Carr's slaying. He was charged with second-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into the church. Bouvier amended that charge to third-degree burglary.
Carr, 53, was stabbed about eight times in her abdomen, neck and arms at her home at 714 Aurora Avenue, Wilson testified. She was taken to University of Kentucky Medical Center, where she died later that day.
Officers arrested Blincoe in the church about two hours after the stabbing. Police, who had been searching for a man seen running from the scene, entered the church after noticing that a window had been broken out. Blincoe did not resist arrest, police said.
Motive was not discussed during Monday's hearing.