30-year-old Ghanaian woman stabbed by brother to death in US over household chores

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30-year-old Ghanaian woman stabbed by brother to death in USA over household chores

EVANSTON, Ill.

The brother of a 30-year-old Ghanian woman has been charged with her stabbing death, police said.

Karen Aphour died after she was stabbed several times on Saturday, according to police.

Karen Aphour died after she was stabbed several times on Saturday, according to police.

Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Callan Avenue around 9:20 a.m. and found Karen with “several stab wounds,” according to police. She was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, officials said.

Witnesses informed responding officers that the offender was Karen’s brother, 26-year-old Andy Aphour. Andy was still in the residence and was taken into custody by Evanston Police without incident.During the investigation, Andy admitted to stabbing Karen, police said. A verbal dis

pute over routine household chores happened before the stabbing. Witness statements corroborated Andy’s admission.

The Evanston Police Department Detective Bureau worked with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved murder charges on Sunday against Andy in his sister’s death. He has been charged with one felony count of first-degree murder.

Andy was given $300,000 bond with the special condition of surrendering his passport. His next court date is May 2 at the Skokie Courthouse.

Karen Aphour, also known as Lamisi Ayinpoka, was a 30-year old Ghanaian living in Evanston, Illinois in the United States. She had her tertiary education at the University of Ghana, Legon, before relocating to the U.S.

Karen worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Ghana before her big U.S move.

She was stabbed and killed on the 16th of April in Evanston.

Karen was allegedly killed by her brother, although authorities are yet to confirm or deny that piece of speculation

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