A suspect in a fatal stabbing June 10 fled the 2100 block of 3rd Avenue South on foot, according to police, and a woman was later arrested and charged with the murder of her boyfriend.
Prosecutors charged Richfield resident Bianca Lynn Jackson, age 22, with second-degree murder without premeditation. The victim was identified as Anthony Richard Morgan, age 21, of Minneapolis.
The following information is detailed in the criminal complaint: Jackson told investigators in a post-Miranda statement that she had dated Morgan for several years. On June 10, Morgan wanted to have sex, she said, but she only wanted to go to sleep. When Morgan persisted in trying to have sex with her, she said she grabbed a knife from her pocket and stabbed him in the neck. She said she ran out the back door because she was scared.
According to the complaint, Morgan ran outside the apartment where he was living at 2101 3rd Ave. S., and told two men Jackson had stabbed him. The men called 911 and placed a towel on the wound.
Officers responded shortly before 5 p.m. and arrived to find Morgan lying on the ground and bleeding profusely. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center and died at 5:25 p.m.
Investigators recovered the knife used in the stabbing.
The stabbing took place in the same building as a fatal May 6 shooting. An 18-year-old was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in that case, and a 21-year-old turned himself in to police and faces charges for serving as an accomplice after the fact.
Door-to-door solicitation scam
Police have identified three companies selling magazines door-to-door without delivering any magazines.
The companies are Urban Development Solutions, Graceful Hands and Moving Forward, according to police.
Solicitors tell potential customers they use the proceeds to give themselves a second chance and overcome hardships. The companies have multiple complaints alleging fraudulent sales, police said.
Police responded to a report of a suspicious person and arrested a solicitor the evening of June 2. Police said they initially told the man solicitors must be registered with the city of Minneapolis, instructed him to stop, and sent him on his way. Police said he was later seen on another blocking attempting to sell magazines, and police booked him in Hennepin County Jail for peddling without a license.
For more information about door-to-door sales, visit go.usa.gov/35amW