Gillsville man charged with murder with intent in stabbing death of girlfriend

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Nov. 23 – A Gillsville man was indicted on Nov. 16 on murder charges with intent and other charges by a Hall County grand jury for the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend in August, according to court documents.

Rashon Otis Bacon, 45, was also charged with murder and aggravated assault after the August 22 stabbing of Alexis Cierra Davis Roberson, 26.

An acquaintance of Roberson’s found her body at about 10:30 a.m. Aug. 22 in a house in the 3300 block of McDougal Road.

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Roberson, who suffered multiple stab wounds, was pronounced dead at the home. Investigators believe she was stabbed five to six hours before she was found, according to the warrant.

Bacon returned to the house that afternoon while detectives were still there, and according to the sheriff’s office, he had been identified as a person of interest.

After being taken into custody for questioning, Bacon was charged with felony murder that night.

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Law enforcement has not publicly identified a motive.

According to her obituary, Roberson worked at the Bed, Bath & Beyond warehouse and was a “creative entrepreneur” who enjoyed cooking and singing.

Bacon’s attorney Chloe Owens said her client “maintains his presumption of innocence”. However, she declined to comment on whether there was any specific defense she would make at a future trial.

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