Christina Street Stabbing Victim Dies, Marks Rockford’s First Homicide of 2018


A Rockford man has been arrested, accused of stabbing and killing his father Tuesday night.

Police responded to a house in the 1400 block of Christina Street around 5:30 p.m. for reports of the stabbing. Upon arrival, they found David Joiner, 52, suffering from a stab wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

A follow up investigation led to the arrest of the victim’s son, Justin Joiner, 21. He is currently charged with attempted murder and aggravated domestic violence. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office will review the charges pending the results of an autopsy.

An investigation is ongoing.

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