MURDER USA  / Maryland Troopers Arrest Shameka Matthews in Dorchester County Stabbing

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MURDER USA  / Maryland Troopers Arrest Shameka Matthews in Dorchester County Stabbing

 

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DENTON, MD – Is it still attempted murder when a stabbing takes place during a not-so-friendly spat between sisters? Yep. There is no free pass just because those who are related by blood decide to use a knife to shed some blood during a late night fight.

Maryland State police report that troopers arrested a Delaware woman on July 20, 2017, in connection with a stabbing in Dorchester County.

The victim is identified as Shanyda Milton, 25, of Hurlock, Maryland. Milton was transported via ambulance by emergency medical personnel to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, where she is being treated for her injuries.

The accused is identified as Shameka Matthews, 26, of 829 Fieldcrest Road, Cambridge, Md., who police also has a residence in Delaware. She was charged on July 20, 2017, with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property. She is being held without bond at the Dorchester County Detention Center.

Shortly after 5:00 a.m. July 20, 2017, troopers from the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack responded to a home in the 4700 block of Jones Village Road in Hurlock on a report of a domestic situation. Responding troopers found the victim outside the home with multiple stab wounds to her upper body. Police believe the two women involved in the dispute are sisters.

The preliminary investigation indicates Matthews then retrieved a box cutter and stabbed Milton as other family members tried to stop the altercation outside the house.

Investigators learned the victim and the accused were engaged in a verbal argument before the altercation turned physical. The preliminary investigation indicates Matthews then retrieved a box cutter and stabbed Milton as other family members tried to stop the altercation outside the house.

Sheriff deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and police officers from the Hurlock Police Department responded to the scene for assistance.

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