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Man charged in fatal stabbing pleads not guilty

A man charged in the fatal stabbing of a Lexington woman Saturday remains in the Fayette County Detention Center after a not-guilty plea was entered for him Monday in Fayette District Court.

Roderick Blincoe, 51, who appeared in court from the jail via video, was ordered to be held on a $500,000 full-cash bond. He was referred to the local public defenders' office for legal representation. The charges against him are murder and second-degree burglary.

Blincoe is accused of stabbing Liese Carr, 53, at her home at 714 Aurora Avenue. Police said she sustained multiple stab wounds. She died just after 5 p.m. Saturday at University of Kentucky Hospital.

About an hour earlier Blincoe and Carr were seen having a verbal argument, then Blincoe was seen pushing an item into the woman's abdominal area, court documents said. The victim and the accused had been roommates, according to the documents.

Police apprehended Blincoe inside Cramer & Hanover Church of Christ at 199 North Hanover Avenue about two hours after the stabbing.

A preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 21.

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