Woman charged in fatal stabbing at Glendale motel
According to a criminal complaint, Shaniqua Alexander is charged with second degree reckless homicide.
Court documents state authorities were called to the Motel 6 around 1:30 a.m. According to police, when officers got to the motel, Alexander ran up to them and said “please help him” and “he jumped onto my knife”.
Officers then found the victim naked in the shower. Emergency responders conducted life-saving measures, but the victim passed away.
According to the criminal complaint, Alexander said she was living at the motel and allowed the victim to stay with her, even though they were not supposed to be having contact. The night before the stabbing, Alexander says she told the victim she didn’t want to see him anymore, but when she got back to the motel, he was there. They argued which then led to the stabbing, when Alexander says the victim “bumped” into the knife.
She faces up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.