Woman dies 3 months after stabbing; 2nd woman charged

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Photo of Bonnie Hollis (left) and booking photo of Theresa Thomas (right)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After a 43-year-old woman stabbed nearly three months ago died, police have charged another woman with murder.

Bonnie Hollis was stabbed June 25 in an apartment on North Washington Street, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Police said Hollis was paralyzed as a result of the stabbing and died on Aug. 10.

The Medical Examiner determined that Hollis died due to complications from the original injury and ruled her death a homicide.

Theresa Thomas, 63, who lived in the apartment complex, admitted to police at the time that she stabbed Hollis and directed police to the knife she used, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. She was arrested that day and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

On Wednesday, police charged Thomas with murder.

News4Jax learned that Thomas pleaded guilty in 1985 to second-degree murder in the death of her 3-week-old baby. Court records show she initially said the baby was hurt by an intruder, but later admitted she choked the baby.

Thomas was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but only served four years.

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