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Murder Victim's Aunt Reacts To The Arrest of Her Nephew's Alleged Killer

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As we've been reporting this week, Erie police make an arrest in a murder that happened over a month ago.
The victim's family speaks to WICU & WSEE about the arrest.

The arrest this week, is bringing some peace of mind, for the murder victim's family.
They say it's a relief that the suspect is now behind bars.

Stephon Bibbs was murdered in his apartment house along east 27th street, back on April 8th.

On Tuesday, Erie police arrested his neighbor, 37-year-old Jason Thomas, and charged him with Bibbs' murder.

As we've been reporting, police say Thomas stabbed then shot Bibbs several times. He then allegedly shot himself in the leg to cover up the crime.

Over the past several weeks Erie police have been piecing together the details, dismantling Thomas' story, and making the arrest on Tuesday.

Bibbs' aunt, Delores Arrington, says the family has had their suspicions that Thomas was their loved one's killer since day one.
And his arrest this week, now starts the process of getting justice, "He should spend a long time in jail, life. Because you just don't murder somebody," said Arrington. " ... and it proved nothing, you're caught." Arrington added.

Erie police say the motive was dispute over money, Stephon Bibbs accused Thomas of stealing from him.
During a subsequent search, detectives say they recovered money and Bibbs' wallet, that had been stashed away from sight.
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