Bond Denied for Bowie State Student Charged with Murder

Alexis Simpson is set to appear in court Oct. 14. She is charged with the murder of Dominique Frazier.

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.”

joan September 20, 2011 at 07:08 PM
Alexis should be taught s lesson
K Wood September 21, 2011 at 10:53 AM
It's tragic that we still turn to violence to settle a dispute. My heart goes out to both of the girls families.
JH September 21, 2011 at 06:19 PM
What kind of family would produce such an evil and twisted person? What is the story on Simpson? How could she murder another student? How do people like this get onto a college campus?
Sharp Shooter September 21, 2011 at 07:45 PM
Without knowing any details it might be premature to blame her family for this. The fact that she was in college to begin with was positive and indicative that somebody was trying to lay out a life of better opportunities for her. Both the victim and suspect were 'second year freshmen', which indicates for whatever reason they were academically behind schedule. This isn't a problem, per se, but could be a red flag that additional help (personal, academic, mentoring, anger management...) might have prevented this tragedy.
MAH 1464 October 11, 2011 at 05:33 PM
come on JH you know what type of family, She was acceptted for the same reason the rest of the students are and it is not there grades my friend.


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