Thursday, November 15, 2012
The jury deliberated for less than three hours.
After deliberating for less than three hours, the jury in the Bowie State murder trial has just delivered a verdict of not guilty on all counts for defendant Alexis Simpson, according to a spokesperson for Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. Simpson was on trial for the September 2011 murder of her fomer Bowie State University roommate Dominique Frazier. Alsobrooks is “stunned” and “disappointed” with the verdict, according to the spokesperson, but still respects the verdict and the system. So Tell Us: Do you agree or disagree with the jury? Why or why not?
The trial concluded today after three days of testimony.
The jury began deliberations on Thursday in the Bowie State University murder trial in which former student Alexis Simpson is charged with first degree murder in the death of her roommate, Dominique Frazier, according to a press release issued by the Prince George’s County State's Attorney's office. Simpson, 20, is charged with allegedly killing Frazier, 18, in September 2011 after an argument between the two escalated to violence. Simpson testified Thursday that she did not intend to kill Frazier and that she swung a knife in self defense, reported WJLA. On Wednesday, a witness testified that Simpson may have killed Frazier unintentionally while the two were exchanging blows. Follow Bowie Patch on Twitter and Facebook for updates on this…
The trial is expected to conclude Thursday, according to WJLA.
The state rested its case against Alexis Simpson on Wednesday after one witness claimed that the stabbing with which Simpson is charged may have been an accident, reported WJLA. Simpson, 20, is facing first-degree murder charges after allegedly stabbing her former Bowie State University roommate Dominique Frazier, 18, to death on Sept. 15, 2011 after a fight over loud music escalated to violence. Keaira Johnson, who witnessed the stabbing, said Johnson was the aggressor in the brutal punching and hair-pulling fight, but she also admitted to police this week that she was worried Frazier would stab Simpson, reported to WJLA. Johnson also said Simpson’s stabbing of Frazier may have been an accident. According to WJLA, under cross examination…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The trial against Alexis Simpson is expected to last through Thursday, according to The Washington Post.
First degree murder or self defense—that’s what jurors will have to decide this week as they hear arguments in the trial against Alexis Simpson, a former Bowie State University student charged in the murder of her roommate. Simpson, 20, has been charged with first degree murder for the 2011 stabbing death of her then-roommate, 19-year-old Dominique Frazier. The jury heard opening statements today from the prosecution and the defense, each of which told very different stories, according to The Washington Post. The Post reported that Assistant State’s Attorney Christine Murphy told jurors how Simpson and Frazier had a history of arguments and confrontations, but how on one night last September, Simpson came to Frazier’s room following a …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Alexis Simpson, 20, will face murder charges for allegedly stabbing roommate Dominique Frazier, 18, to death.
Jury selection in the Alexis Simpson Bowie State murder case concluded Thursday and opening arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday, according to Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office. Simpson, now 20, is charged with stabbing her roommate, Dominique Frazier, 18, to death on Sept. 15, 2011. Both women were students at Bowie State University. According to police, the two women had an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation. Police responded to a call of a cutting in the Christa McAuliffe Residential Community where they found Frazier bleeding and unconscious in the hallway of the building, police said. She was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Simpson was released on bond in April …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Hours before the media had firm details to report, students and others had tweeted the names of the two students, along with their Twitter handles, and offered condolences.