BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — An arrest has been made in connection to the homicide of a Buffalo woman, Buffalo police announced.

On Aug. 7, police responded to the scene of an apartment complex on Main Street, at approximately 3 p.m., for reports of an injured and unresponsive woman. The woman, 37-year-old Jena Macdiarmid, was declared deceased at the scene and her cause of death was ruled a homicide.

Police say they began an immediate investigation and identified Savon Stewart, 29, as a suspect in the homicide.

Stewart, who has no permanent address, was taken into custody Thursday.

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday that Stewart was arraigned Friday morning on one count of murder in the second degree, a class A-I felony. He faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.

The DA’s office said Stewart is accused of “intentionally causing [Macdiarmid’s] death by beating and stabbing the victim.”

Police say the homicide was the result of a domestic incident.

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