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Monday, January 11, 2010

WI- Slain man, Kenneth Irving, was set for residency hearing before sex offender board

10-26-2009 Wisconsin:

The Green Bay Sex Offender Residency Board recently was called upon to consider an appeal from a sex offender who allegedly was murdered before his appeals hearing was scheduled.

Kenneth Erving, 51, appealed to move to 617 Bodart St. from his home on Newhall Street. But before the residency board was scheduled to meet earlier this month, Erving died of a stab wound to the heart. Nawanna Polk, 41, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in Erving's death. The balance of her preliminary hearing in Brown County Circuit Court is scheduled for Nov. 13.

Erving's appeal to the residency board was administratively withdrawn because of his death. He had appeared before the board three times previously.

The first time was in April 2008, when the board granted him permission to move from one apartment into another in the same building on Main Street. The following February, the board denied his appeal to move to Day Street, because four other sex offenders already were living nearby. Erving came before the board again in June, when he was granted permission to move to 517 Newhall St.

Police say he was fatally stabbed Oct. 11 at Polk's Velp Avenue apartment. The sex offender board met three days later to hear his appeal.

He had been convicted in 1987 of having sex with a 16-year-old girl. ..Source.. by Paul Srubas

Nawanna Polk, Green Bay, charged with fatal stabbing of boyfriend, Kenneth Erving, at Velp Avenue apartment

10-13-2009 Wisconsin:

Less than a month after asking a judge to lift a no-contact order against his on-again off-again girlfriend, Kenneth Erving was fatally stabbed in the chest in the woman's Green Bay apartment.

Nawanna Polk, 41, was charged Monday with first-degree intentional homicide in Erving's death. She is being held in the Brown County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Erving, 51, was found dead on the floor of Polk's upper apartment at 947 Velp Ave. at about 12:15 a.m. Sunday. He was stabbed several times in the chest; a 9½-inch knife was found under his body as well as two other utensils. Police officials said Monday it is unclear which item was used in the stabbing. An autopsy is set for today.

Detectives found blood smeared around Polk's apartment, on her clothing and hands when she was arrested a short time after Erving's body was found.

Erving's sister said Polk and her brother had a two-year "abusive relationship."

"He was beating on her and she was beating on him," Alfreda Erving of Green Bay said outside of intake court on Monday. "I wish he would have stayed away from her when I asked him to."

Polk was charged with misdemeanors three times this year for disturbances involving Erving. Two of the cases are still pending. On Sept. 15, Erving asked Brown County Circuit Court Judge Mark Warpinski to cancel a bond restriction that kept Polk from having contact with him. Warpinski granted the request the same day.

Police arrested Polk at a South Chestnut Avenue home about 12:45 a.m. Sunday.

Police learned of Erving's death when Polk's brother told officers that his sister called him and said the two got into a fight and she thought she had stabbed or cut him and that he might be dead.

Antonio Polk said his sister told him that "he jumped on me, I think I might have killed him" and "she didn't mean to do it," according to the complaint.

Polk is due back in Brown County intake court Wednesday. If convicted on the homicide charge, she faces life in prison.

Erving's death is the first intentional homicide in Green Bay this year, police said. ..source.. by Andy Nelesen

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