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Woman arrested in Nelson stabbing

A local man is recovering and a woman is in jail after a stabbing incident at a rural Nelson home last Friday.

V. Zephier, chargedAccording to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Vanessa Rae Zephier, 33, allegedly stabbed Marshall Roy Jarvi, 34, multiple times.

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Both the victim and suspect are from Nelson and the stabbing reportedly happened at 12043 County Road 71 NE, near Nelson shortly after midnight.

On Friday, St. Cloud Hospital reported Jarvi was in fair condition and as of Monday he had been discharged.

Zephier was in court Monday and charged with two counts of second-degree assault, both felonies.

Amy Chaffins

Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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