Monday, May 21, 2012

Arrest Made in Swansboro Homicide

Richmond Police detectives have arrested a woman in connection with the stabbings 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.