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Police: Joplin woman faces charges after stabbing her father in the throat

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A Joplin woman is charged after police say she stabbed her father in the throat over the weekend.

Jennifer Nelums, 28, is charged with first and second degree domestic assault and armed criminal action.

Nelums is currently behind bars in the Joplin city jail held on a $25,000 bond.

Nelums is accused of stabbing her father in the throat and cutting his airway.  Investigators believe she then choked her grandmother and tried to stab her with the same knife.

Authorities say they found her partially clothed with head injuries hiding in the alley behind a home at 21st and Murphy in Joplin where the stabbing took place on Saturday.

Her father, Kenneth Nelums, has been upgraded from critical to fair condition.

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