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Self-defense claim rejected; Woman found guilty of murder

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Prosecutors said Karla Chapman stabbed Jonathan Elliff to death in Hazel Green after the two had fought over money. Prosecutors said Karla Chapman stabbed Jonathan Elliff to death in Hazel Green after the two had fought over money.
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Madison County woman was found guilty on murder charges Thursday.

Karla Chapman was convicted late Thursday afternoon. Prosecutors said she stabbed Jonathan Elliff to death in Hazel Green after the two had fought over money.

Defense attorneys insisted it was in self-defense, claiming Elliff threatened Chapman and threatened to burn the house down.

Chapman will remain in jail until her sentencing hearing.

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