Woman dies after Norfolk stabbing; suspect charged with second-degree murder

Posted at 3:57 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 22:43:57-04

NORFOLK, Va. - A woman has died from her injuries after a Tuesday afternoon stabbing in the 3500 block of Mangrove Avenue.

Around 3 p.m., police responded to a call for a stabbing victim in the area. Officers arrived on scene to find the woman, later identified as 19-year-old Tamia D. Benton, suffering from a stab wound.

Benton was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police announced later Tuesday night that Benton had died.

As a result of the investigation, detectives have charged 20-year-old Armani N. Alexander with second-degree murder in connection with Benton's death.

Detectives have not released the motive or any of the circumstances surrounding this incident.

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