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This Jan. 5, 2022, photo provided by the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office in Springfield, Ill., shows Benjamin H. Reed. Reed is charged with first degree murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in the stabbing death Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, of DCFS child-welfare worker Diedre Silas, 36. (Sangamon County Sheriff's Office via AP)