Jeffery Averett turns self in after stabbing Joann Sessler to death

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    Jeffery Averett (Photo: NLRPD)

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - North Little Rock Police said they are investigating a recent death.

    According to officers, Jeffery Averett, 50, of North Little Rock, walked into the police department's detective division around 10 a.m. Tuesday saying he needed to talk to someone because he thought he might have killed a person.

    Police were immediately dispatched to the location he told them in the 100 block of Latona Lane to check on the welfare of any residents. The officers dispatched said they found Joann Sessler, 50, of North Little Rock, stabbed to death at Averett's apartment.

    Officer Carmen Helton said that the two are not related but are in a relationship of some sort. She what kind of relationship they were in is unknown.

    According to Helton, Averett was taken into custody and will be charged with first-degree murder.

    THV 11 News is currently following this story and will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.

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