Georgia first-grade teacher stabbed to death

Georgia first-grade teacher stabbed to death

TOOMBS COUNTY, Ga. — A man is facing charges after a first-grade teacher was found stabbed to death in Toombs County.

It happened Wednesday night on Highway 292 in Vidalia, according to WTOC.

The Toombs County coroner says Robin Matthews, 24, was killed in her car behind the Vidalia Recreational Department.

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Matthews was a first-grade teacher at Lyons Primary School where she just completed her first year. She was a 2008 graduate of Toombs County High School and was recently married.

According to WTOC's Dal Cannady, police arrested Simon Dixon for the crime.

Cannady learned that Dixon had just been released from prison in January 2014. He was serving time for aggravated assault and attempted aggravated sodomy and had been in prison since 2007.

The homicide remains under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Vidalia Police. School counselors in Toombs County say they will be available to help students affected by the tragedy.