Johns Creek woman accused of fatally stabbing husband

Stephanie Ferguson-Levin, 51, faces a murder charge in the stabbing death of her husband at their Johns Creek home.

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

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Stephanie Ferguson-Levin, 51, faces a murder charge in the stabbing death of her husband at their Johns Creek home.

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

2 children were home at the time, cops say

A wellness check at a Johns Creek home led to a grisly discovery Tuesday evening when officers found the body of a man who had been fatally stabbed, authorities said.

Now his wife is behind bars, facing a murder charge in her husband’s death.

Police responded to the home in the 600 block of Mount Victoria Place about 11:30 p.m. after receiving a call from a concerned family member, Johns Creek police said in a statement. The relative, who lives out of state, called dispatchers after receiving a “frantic phone call” from someone inside the house.

“The caller requested a (wellness) check because after hearing the phone call they feared someone at the house could be seriously injured,” police said.

Officers arrived and spoke with 51-year-old Stephanie Ferguson-Levin, authorities said. While searching the home, they found her husband dead from an apparent knife wound to the chest.

The victim was identified Wednesday as 51-year-old William Neil Kennedy, Johns Creek police Capt. Todd Hood told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Ferguson-Levin was taken into custody at the scene on charges of felony murder and third-degree child cruelty, but investigators say she could face additional charges in the case. Ferguson-Levin’s two children, a 9-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl, were both home at the time, authorities said.

She remained in the Fulton County Jail on Wednesday afternoon without bond.