Woman arrested in fatal weekend stabbing in Frayser

Shaquita Williams
Shaquita Williams(Memphis Police Department)
Published: Apr. 4, 2022 at 11:05 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A woman accused of fatally stabbing a man over the weekend is now behind bars.

Memphis police say 39-year-old Shaquita Williams is charged with second-degree murder after stabbing her boyfriend Sunday morning.

According to an affidavit, as officers arrived at Leafy Hollow Drive in Frayser, Williams flagged them down, then ran to her apartment where her boyfriend was lying with multiple stab wounds.

He died on the scene.

The affidavit says Willaims waived her rights and told police it started as a verbal altercation. She allegedly admitted to picking up the knife and pointing it at her boyfriend as she said, “Don’t play with me, I’m not going to play with you.”

She told police she stabbed him and directed investigators to the location of the knife, according to the affidavit.

Williams was booked Monday morning and is being held in Shelby County Jail East without bond.

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