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Fairfield man had tried to poison woman he stabbed to death, according to complaint

Police had made previous runs to condo
Posted: 10:45 PM, Jun 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-24 14:39:23Z

FAIRFIELD, Ohio — The man who stabbed a woman to death in a condo bathroom Friday previously tried to poison her according to a complaint she filed with police, the Journal-News reported.

Fairfield police said the man, described in police records as her boyfriend, was shot to death Friday by an officer responding to the woman's 911 call.

The Butler County Coroner’s office identified the stabbing victim as 37-year-old Michelle R. Henry and her  attacker as Logan A. Williamson, 37. He died at the scene after being shot while stabbing Henry, police said. Henry later died at Mercy Hospital-Fairfield.

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Henry and Williamson had a troubled past, according to records.

Officers had been called to the Rolling Meadows condo in September 2017 on a domestic violence report. 

Henry told officers “her boyfriend tried to poison her by placing (sic) dissolvable sleeping pills in her mouth while she was sleeping.”

Williamson was arrested in that case and had other arrests for fleeing police after speeding and carrying alcohol and a weapon in a car, records show.

The woman’s family had asked police to stop at the address last year to check on Henry, saying they had not heard from her for an extended time.

Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser said Friday's incident will be presented to a grand jury when the investigation is completed. It is Gmoser’s policy that all officer-involved shootings are presented to a grand jury.

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