Voluntary manslaughter charge dropped against woman accused of Virginia Beach stabbing

Posted at 11:13 AM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 16:31:11-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - The voluntary manslaughter charge against Megan DeJesus has been dropped after evidence shows she was acting in self-defense, according to the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney.

Prosecutors were told by the police department that this may be the outcome of the case. Detectives have continued to investigating the case.

Emergency Communications received an emergency call in the 400 block of Sedgewick Court just after midnight on September 27, 2015.

When officers arrived, they found Terrance Covington suffering from fatal injuries.

Covington and DeJesus were in a relationship and had one child together, an infant boy.  Neighbors say the baby was inside the home during the stabbing.

Friends say the two lived together at the town home on Sedgewick Court. They said the two had been dating for several years and were planning to get married, but they also say their relationship was rocky.

The bloody scene may have been a surprise to police, who were first called there for a heart attack victim.

Instead, they found Covington lying in a pool of blood.

"Mr. Covington’s death is very tragic, but there is insufficient evidence to prove a criminal act occurred," said Public Information Officer Macie Pridgen Allen.