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Cameron James Willis, 37

Cameron James Willis, a 37-year-old black man, was fatally stabbed Sunday, Jan. 19, in the 9400 block of South Manhattan Place in Gramercy Park, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.

About 1:50 a.m., police from the LAPD's 77th Street Division responded to a home in the area and found Willis in the living room with a stab wound, said LAPD Det. Dave Garrido.

Willis was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:09 a.m., according to coroner's records.

Police interviewed Willis' common-law partner, who was performing chest compressions at the scene. Police also found a knife in the kitchen.

Sherelene Janet Lawrence, a 31-year-old black woman, has been charged with one count of voluntary manslaughter, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Lawrence is due back in court April 15, according to online court records. 

Detectives said there was a history of domestic violence between Lawrence and Willis.

She is being held on $120,000 bail, according to jail records.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

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