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Neighbors of a 48-year-old Cahokia woman, who was killed Tuesday night in her home, said she and her husband were nice people who helped their neighbors.

Terry L. Tribble, of 701 Sparks Ave., was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. in the living room of her home by St. Clair County Deputy Coroner Tom Boyd, according to Coroner Rick Stone.

She had been shot multiple times, he said.

"It appears the death was the result of a domestic dispute," Stone said.

Police escorted a man out of the house in handcuffs sometime before 6 p.m., neighbors said. Lt. James Jones said the man is being held at the Cahokia jail pending further investigation. While Jones would not identify the suspect because he has not been charged, he did say police would be seeking charges against him.

Stone said an autopsy will be performed at noon Wednesday.

Neighbors said Tribble lived at the house with her husband.

Neighbor Evelyn Stewart said the couple "always had a friendly word to everybody."

She said she had thought Tribble was "so nice" after meeting her at a yard sale. She said Tribble's husband used to mow lawns for elderly neighbors every week at no charge.

Stewart said Tribble's death hit too close to home.

"This is so sad," she said. "There's no place safe anymore."

Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Feb. 27 to Mar. 2, 2008
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