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UPDATE: Arrest Made In Richmond Stabbing Death

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UPDATE from the Richmond Police Department:

Richmond Police detectives have arrested a woman in connection with the stabbing's of two sisters yesterday.

Monita W. Cunningham, 48, of the 3800 block of Caulder Court, was arrested Sunday afternoon and has been charged with aggravated assault. Further charges are pending.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to the 3000 block of Hull Street for a report of a woman stabbed. As officers arrived and began gathering information, they learned of a second victim a block away in the 300 block of Swansboro Lane.

The Hull Street victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but is now in stable condition. The Swansboro Lane victim, Rakita J. McClenny, 29, of the 3400 block of East Marshall Street (Address Corrected), died at the scene.

Investigators are not looking for any more suspects in this case, but ask anyone with any information to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word "ITip" followed by your tip. Both methods are anonymous.


RICHMOND POLICE PRESS RELEASE:

Richmond Police investigators are following up on strong leads today after two sisters were stabbed—one fatally—early this morning on the city's Southside.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., officers were called to the 3000 block of Hull Street for a report of a woman stabbed. As officers arrived and began gathering information, they learned of a second victim a block away in the 300 block of Swansboro Lane.

The Hull Street victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but is now in stable condition. The Swansboro Lane victim has been identified as Rakita J. McClenny, 29, of the 4300 block of East Marshall Street. She died at the scene.

Detectives have developed a very strong person of interest in this case, and will release more information when it's available.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word "ITip" followed by your tip. Both methods are anonymous.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - One woman is dead and another remains hospitalized after Richmond police say the two sisters were stabbed on Sunday.

Authorities say police were called to the 3000 block of Hull Street for the report of a woman stabbed around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.  Police say the woman was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, but is in stable condition.

She was not identified. After arriving on the scene, officers gathered information about a second victim nearby. Richmond police say 29-year-old Rakita McClenny was found nearby and died at the scene.

Police did not provide any suspect information, but said detectives have developed a "very strong person of interest" in the incident.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 


 

One woman is dead, and another is fighting for her life after an overnight stabbing Incident. Around 1:30am Sunday morning police were called to the 3000 block of Hull Street Road for a stabbing.


The female victim was taken to VCU Medical Center, and is in critical but stable condition. While investigating that stabbing, police found another victim just down the street in the 300 block of Swansboro Lane. That victim died at the scene.

Investigators are not saying how the second women was injured, but they do tell us the two crimes are related. Police are still looking for suspects so if you have any information please call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.


Copyright 2012 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

 

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