COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – Antoine Dante Bell made a Recorder’s Court appearance Wednesday morning following his arrest in connection to the stabbing death of his girlfriend.
Bell’s appearance Wednesday morning was in reference to a previous incident in which, according to police, the victim was stabbed and hospitalized, with Bell being the person responsible.
Bell was arrested on Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest following the death of Salaysia Duerner over the weekend.
On Oct. 3., Columbus Police responded to a call at the intersection of Curry Street and Braselman Avenue, where they found Duerner, age 45, lying on the ground.
Police say Duerner was stabbed. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to police testimony, Bell and Duerner were in a relationship both at the time of the first stabbing and at the time of her death.
According to Katina Williams with Columbus Police, on a previous date, prior to the deadly stabbing, Bell stabbed Duerner and she was hospitalized in that incident. It was addressed in court Wednesday morning.
Detectives told the court that once Duerner made it to the hospital, Bell called her multiple times.
According to testimony, detectives said they had Duerner answer the phone and the conversation was recorded. During the phone call, Bell proceeded to tell Duerner he did not mean to stab her in the chest.
Bell is not eligible for bond and the case has been moved to superior court.