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Woman arrested in stabbings of 2 Richmond sisters

Monday - 5/21/2012, 12:35pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - A Richmond woman is in custody on charges stemming from the stabbings of two sisters.

One sister died from her injuries. Richmond police say the other is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Officers arrested 48-year-old Monita W. Cunningham on Sunday afternoon and charged her with aggravated assault.

Police say officers responded to a report of a woman stabbed around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. While gathering information at the scene, they learned there was a second victim a block away.

The officers found 29-year-old Rakita J. McClenny at the second location. McClenny died at the scene. The other victim's name hasn't been released.


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