CROWN POINT, Ind. – A woman told police she stabbed a former drummer for the Jackson 5 with a steak knife when he lunged at her during a fight, prosecutors said.
Yolanda Davis, 44, was being held without bond on a charge of murder Monday in the Lake County Jail and could face 45 years to 65 years in prison if she's convicted.
Davis is charged with killing Johnny Jackson, 54, of Gary, who was found dead late Wednesday in a Gary home. He replaced the Jackson 5's original drummer around 1967, but reports conflict on whether he was related to Gary's legendary Jackson family, which includes pop stars Michael and Janet.
Gary police Detective Tom Decanter Jr. said in an affidavit that Davis said she grabbed the knife after Jackson choked and struck her. Police found him later with a stab wound to his chest, the affidavit said. Davis was not at the scene when police arrived.