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Man indicted on homicide cost after slashing different man throughout the neck, district attorney says

Memphis, Tenn. — A Cordova man has been formally charged with second-degree murder after a man was stabbed and killed earlier this year.

According to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, 30-year-old Theodore Cohen was standing outside of his vehicle on April 9 at Hacks Cross Rd. near Holmes Rd. having an argument with 27-year-old James Lane.

That argument ended with Cohen slashing Lane across the neck with a knife and driving away, the Shelby County DA said.

Lane was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead once there.

The Shelby County District Attorney said Cohen was identified as the murderer after his vehicle was picked up on traffic cameras in the area and was arrested later that day at his parents East Memphis home, along with a combat-style knife in a holster in the back of his waistband, according to authorities.

Cohen, who was already on probation for a 2018 aggravated assault conviction, is being held on a $2.5 million bond.


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