UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Closing arguments are scheduled Monday in the homicide trial of a western Pennsylvania woman charged in the stabbing death of her boyfriend on Christmas Day in 2018.

Twenty-eight-year-old Dominique Jones took the stand Friday and alleged that the stabbing at the Holiday Inn Express in Uniontown followed years of abuse.

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She said she wasn’t trying to kill 25-year-old Tre Montel McCargo but “was just trying to get him off of me.”

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Fayette County prosecutors, however, say Jones believed McCargo was cheating on her.

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard reports that testimony was to continue Saturday, but prosecutors opted not to call rebuttal witnesses.

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