Eighth Homicide

By: 23 Weekend News
By: 23 Weekend News

A Rockford man who was stabbed Friday night has died and murder charges are filed.

A witness says 48-year-old Frank Cleveland of Rockford approached him after 6 p.m. Friday night in the 2200 block of 7th Street. Cleveland was found on a resident’s porch on 7th Street. He had been stabbed and was then taken to Swedish American Hospital.

The Winnebago County Coroner's Office says Cleveland died from a stab wound to the abdomen. A police investigation has revealed that Cleveland and 51-year-old Alvin Sanders of Rockford had a dispute. Cleveland being stabbed was the result.

Sanders has been charged with first degree murder and is in the Winnebago County Jail on a $500,000 bond.


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