Woman charged with second-degree murder after fatal stabbing at Williamsburg Walgreens

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Posted at 9:19 AM, Nov 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-15 14:53:00-05

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - A woman was arrested on second-degree murder charges after she allegedly stabbed a 71-year-old woman to death outside a Williamsburg Walgreens store Friday night.

According to the Williamsburg Police Department, at about 6 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the 1300 block of Richmond Road for a stabbing incident. When they arrived, they found 71-year-old Catherine Patricia Heaston, suffering from stab wounds.

Medics took her to Riverside Doctors' Hospital, where she later died from her injuries.

Police said the victim appeared to arrive at Walgreens separately from the suspect, 35-year-old Williamsburg woman LaTeisha Meekins. Witnesses said the two women met outside the store and spoke before the stabbing occurred.

At this time, the motive for the attack is unclear. Police said they believe there is no ongoing threat to the public.

Meekins is being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail without bond.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Williamsburg Police Department at 757-220-2331. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.