Updated: Woman Charged in Bowie State University Stabbing

A District Heights woman was charged with murder in the stabbing of her roommate in a campus dormitory.

A Bowie State University student was fatally stabbed by her roommate in a campus residence hall Thursday night.

Dominique T. Frazier, 18, of Washington, DC, died after she was allegedly stabbed by her roommate, Alexis D. Simpson, 19, of District Heights, who is also a student at the university, according to Maryland State Police.

Simpson turned herself in to police custody around midnight. She is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and first-degree assault. She is being held in the Prince George's County Detention Center without bond.

The two women apparently had an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation in their dorm room suite, according to police.

“Bowie State University is saddened by the tragic death of a student who was fatally stabbed in an altercation with another student in the Christa McAuliffe Residential Community (CMRC) at about 8 p.m. Thursday evening,” a statement from the university said.

Just after 8 p.m. Thursday, Prince George’s County Police responded to the report of a cutting in the Christa McAuliffe Residential Community building on the campus in the 14000 block of Jericho Park Road. University police officers were also notified and arrived first on the scene.

Officers found Frazier in the hallway of the building, bleeding and unconscious, according to police. Frazier was taken to Prince George’s Hospital Center, where she was pronounced dead around 8:44 p.m.

Officers from Maryland State Police and Bowie State University Police Department are continuing to investigate the incident and remain on the scene in the second floor of the residence hall, where they will be processing evidence and interviewing witnesses today, according to police.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated from an earlier version to include the name and charges against the suspect.

Bob Schaefer September 18, 2011 at 10:29 AM
just wondering what about college life and a domestic living situation that would create such rage to take someone's life. If people are carrying weapons, they might use them. rest in peace Dominique
Vanessa September 22, 2011 at 10:25 PM
Nothing is black and white. The victim as well as the accused both need prayer. Dorm life can be hard and I really want to know why they were still living in the same area if they were having an ongoing issues with each other.
JH September 23, 2011 at 11:43 AM
What kind of family would produce a killer like this one? Tell us about the father and mother that raised this person. How did such a person get onto a college campus to begin with? Bowie is going down hill fast.
MAH 1464 September 23, 2011 at 02:28 PM
The sad fact is the whole county is a toilet and getting worse every miute, that's why you see more and more people moving out of the State. If it were not for the federal government this would be one of the worst States in the Country and it is all thanks to 3 places, Prince Georges County, Montgomery County and Baltimore county, the rest of the state does very well. Shame really but we get what we vote for and put up with, it is our own fault.
SAW April 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Parents need to teach their children how to look past "here and now" situations and look forward to their futures. When I was a freshman I had the roommate from hell. Thankfully I was able to exercise self-control, remained peaceful, and never even thought about harming her. After the final semester, she left school and I never saw her again. This too shall pass: this is a useful mantra in getting through life.


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