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Updated: February 11, 2013 7:23AM



GARY — Police responding to reports of someone possibly injured at 2010 Tennessee St. early Wednesday found Gregory Cole dead at his home about 5 a.m.

Cole, 20, had been stabbed several times and was pronounced dead by a Lake County deputy coroner about 6:15 a.m.

His live-in girlfriend, who is the mother of his son, was arrested later Wednesday and is expected to be charged sometime Thursday.

Takesha Sanders, 23, was being held at Gary City Jail while Detective Cpl. Michael Barnes investigates the circumstances of Cole’s death.

He is the first homicide victim of the year in Gary, and the second in Lake County. Both appear to be the result of domestic violence.

Child welfare workers took custody of Sanders’ two young sons.

Police went to another address in the 2000 block of West 12th Avenue and recovered what they believe is the knife used to kill the victim.

Anyone with additional information about Cole’s death can reach Barnes at 881-7434.

A Chicago woman, Erica Veldinia, 33, was beaten to death Jan. 1 at a condominium in Munster. Police say her estranged husband killed her.



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