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Suspect charged with murder, attempted murder in Illinois stabbings

A 22-year-old man has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in a frenzied stabbing and beating rampage that left four people dead in a matter of minutes in a northern Illinois city, authorities said Thursday.

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A 22-year-old man has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in a stabbing rampage that killed four people in the northern Illinois city of Rockford.
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In this image taken from video provided by WTVO-TV/WQRF-TV/NewsNation. Rockford Police Chief Carla Redd speaks with the media, Wednesday, March 27, in Rockford, Ill. Authorities say four people were killed and five were wounded in stabbings in northern Illinois. Redd said that a suspect is in police custody and was being questioned. She said police did not know the motive.
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In this image taken from video provided by WTVO-TV/WQRF-TV/NewsNation. emergency personnel work at the scene, Wednesday, March 27, in Rockford, Ill., where four people were killed and five were wounded in stabbings in northern Illinois. Redd said that a suspect is in police custody and was being questioned. She said police did not know the motive.
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In this image taken from video provided by WTVO-TV/WQRF-TV/NewsNation. law enforcement personnel work at the scene, Wednesday, March 27, in Rockford, Ill., where four people were killed and five were wounded in stabbings in northern Illinois. Redd said that a suspect is in police custody and was being questioned. She said police did not know the motive.
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STACEY WESCOTT/CHICAGO TRIBUNE VIA AP

Police investigate stabbings that left several people dead and others injured, Wednesday, March 27, in Rockford, Ill. A 22-year-old man is in police custody and was being questioned Wednesday afternoon, according to Rockford Police Chief Carla Redd.
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STACEY WESCOTT/CHICAGO TRIBUNE VIA AP

Police investigate stabbings Wednesday, March 27, in Rockford, Ill., that left several people dead and others injured. A 22-year-old man is in police custody and was being questioned Wednesday afternoon, according to Rockford Police Chief Carla Redd.
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Police tape surrounds many homes as police investigate a mass stabbing along the 2300 block of Holmes Street on March 27, in Rockford, Ill.
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WINNEBAGO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE VIA AP

This photo provided by Winnebago County, Ill., Sheriff's Office shows Christian Ivan Soto. Soto, 22, of Rockford, Ill., who was charged Thursday, March 28, with first-degree murder in a stabbing rampage that killed four people in northern Illinois, Winnebago County State’s Attorney J. Hanley said.

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