Confessed ex-girlfriend killer makes first court appearance

Posted at 2:36 PM, Oct 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-30 14:36:32-04

Sheena Yolonda Wilson (PHOTO: Henrico Police)

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. - The woman who police sources said was covered in blood when she confessed to killing her ex-girlfriend appeared in front of a judge at Henrico County Juvenile-Domestic Relations Court, Friday morning.

Sheena Yolanda Wilson, 33, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 26-year-old Ava Latae Tucker on Thursday.

Wilson appeared in court via video conference where the judge initially told her she earned too much money for a court appointed attorney.

Wilson replied, "As of yesterday, I don't have a job. Period."

She was then given an attorney and a preliminary hearing was set for January 20.

The death investigation began Thursday morning after Wilson, covered in blood, showed up at a Richmond Police station and told officers she had killed someone, multiple law enforcement sources told CBS 6.

26-year-old Ava Latae Tucker (Photo: WTVR)

Henrico Police later responded to the 800 block of Pleasant Street in Highland Springs and discovered Tucker's body inside the townhouse.

Ava's mom, Tabitha Tucker-Hong, said her daughter was stabbed to death. She said Wilson and Ava decided to split months ago.

Outside of the courtroom, Ava's sister, Latesha, said, "It's hard to believe [Wilson] would hurt my sister. Out of all the people in the world, [Ava] didn't deserve that. None of them deserve that. I feel like both of their lives are just gone."

The victim's sister, Latesha Tucker, spoke to Brendan King outside of the coutroom.

When CBS 6's Brendan King asked Latesha if she could ever forgive her sister's accused killer, she responded, "That's a hard pill to swallow. It's going to take a lot for forgiveness."

Wilson's family did not wish to comment.

Wilson remains in jail without bond.