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Man charged in Stratford Drive homicide appears in court Monday

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Posted at 12:51 PM, Mar 19, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Justus Bales, 25, will be arraigned in court Monday afternoon on a murder-domestic violence charge after police say he stabbed a woman to death early Saturday morning.

Around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a home on Stratford Drive, which is near Clays Mill Road, for an assault.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found Leslie Bales, 54, of Lexington, had suffered from multiple stab wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Justus Bales is charged with murder - domestic violence.

Bales is being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.