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Uber rider fatally stabs New Orleans driver, authorities say

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By KEVIN McGILL
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans Police Department employee who was moonlighting as an Uber driver was stabbed to death by a passenger in what a sheriff said was a random act of deadly violence. New Orleans police chief Shaun Ferguson said the victim, 54-year-old Yolanda Dillion, was a fiscal analyst with the police department. She died in nearby Jefferson Parish. Sheriff Joe Lopinto says she was stabbed multiple times in her car in the parking lot of a hotel. Lopinto said she had picked the suspect up in New Orleans. A 29-year-old man staying at the hotel was arrested and faces a second-degree murder charge.

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