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Man held without bond in ex-girlfriend's slaying

WHEATON, Ill. — A 23-year-old Woodbridge man is being held without bond after allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend with a knife she'd given him as a gift.

Adam Belmont was charged Monday with killing 25-year-old Alyssa Van Meter.

DuPage County Prosecutors say Belmont on Saturday allegedly broke into the apartment that he had shared with Van Meter until they broke up earlier this month. They say he stabbed her to death in her bedroom with a knife that bore their names and anniversary date.

Belmont faces charges of first-degree murder, home invasion and aggravated sexual assault.

Prosecutors say that Belmont allegedly told police he entered the apartment by climbing onto a balcony and cutting a screen. They say he first choked Van Meter unconscious, then allegedly stabbed her as she began to regain consciousness.

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