Woman wanted in fatal Portsmouth stabbing death turns herself in

Posted at 7:57 AM, Aug 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-15 17:38:08-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A 36-year-old woman has been charged for the stabbing death of a 40-year-old Portsmouth man.

Latisha S. Warren

The incident occurred just after 12 a.m. Saturday morning.

Portsmouth Police were called to the 1500 block of Maple Avenue in reference to a man who was injured and bleeding. When they arrived, they located 40-year-old Darnell D. Phillips suffering from a stab wound to the chest.

Phillips was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

During their investigation, Portsmouth Police obtained a warrant for the arrest of 36-year-old Latisha S. Warren.

Warren turned herself in early Tuesday and was booked on First Degree Murder charges. She is currently in the custody of the Portsmouth City Jail.

Phillips' family members say Warren's arrest is their first step in getting closure.

"You have to forgive to move on. I know that's God's way, but I ain't ever going to forget what she did," explained Sabrina Graves, Phillips' cousin. "I just wish he was here. I just wish he was here sitting with us today."

According to Graves, Phillips and Warren dated on and off for years. They say they do not know what led to the stabbing.


One man dead after stabbing incident in Portsmouth