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$1M bond for woman charged with fatally stabbing husband in Harvey

Sarah L. Buckingham | Harvey police

Bond was set at $1 million Friday for a woman who was accused of stabbing her husband to death last month in south suburban Harvey and evaded capture for weeks.

A first-degree murder warrant was issued Sept. 6 in Cook County Circuit court for 42-year-old Sarah L. Buckingham, according to FBI spokesman Garrett Croon.

Buckingham, a Chicago Heights resident, is accused of stabbing her husband, 46-year-old Robert Tyler, in the chest with a large knife during an argument at 4:25 a.m. on Aug. 19 in a home in the 15400 block of Broadway Avenue in Harvey, according to Sean Howard, spokesman for the city of Harvey.

Tyler, a Country Club Hills resident, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 5:17 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Buckingham fled after the stabbing, Howard said, but an investigation led the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force to the 8700 block of South Burley in Chicago, where one of her relatives lives, according to Howard and Croon.

She was arrested after arriving at the home Tuesday morning on a bicycle and turned over to Harvey police, Howard said.

Buckingham was ordered held on a $1 million bond at the Cook County Jail, and is next scheduled to appear at the Markham courthouse on Oct. 11.