As Bowie State University students headed back to class after the weekend’s , one student remained in Prince George’s jail.
Alexis Simpson, 19, who was , was ordered held without bond at a court appearance Monday, according to The Washington Post.
Simpson and Frazier allegedly had a fight in their suite in the Christa McAuliffe Residential Community dorm. The argument allegedly escalated ending with Simpson fatally stabbing Frazier in the neck. The homicide was the first in the school’s 146-year history.
In court Monday, Simpson’s defense attorney, Michael Worthy described the incident as a “tragic accident,” while Assistant State’s Attorney Christine Murphy said that Simpson could have walked away, and that the stabbing was no accident, according to The Post.
Simpson was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and assault and will have a preliminary court hearing on Oct. 14, according to online court records.
Students and university officials as classes were canceled.
“We’re a quiet campus. We do what we do. This is not a life we live. We are here to get an education,” said Bowie State Senior David Wills. “This is not what we’re about. We hold ourselves to a higher caliber.”