Woman acquitted of first-degree murder in connection with fatal 2019 Norfolk stabbing

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Posted at 3:57 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2022-03-29 23:30:36-04

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 Armani N. Alexander, then 20, with second-degree murder in connection with Benton's death.

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

On March 29, 2022, state court records indicate Alexander was found not guilty of first-degree murder in connection with Benton's death after a trial by jury.

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