Sep 4, 2011 6:29 PM by Kirsten Bennett

Student athlete dead after stabbing

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a student athlete at Florida A&M University died after she was stabbed in the neck, and another young woman has been arrested.

The Tallahassee Democrat reports police said Shannon Washington died early Sunday. She was a member of the women's basketball team.

Police said they were summoned around 2 a.m. and found Washington, who was taken to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, where she died.

They said 20-year-old Starquineshia Palmer, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Police said the two had been arguing when Washington was stabbed.

University President James H. Ammons said in a statement, "Our hearts and prayers go out to Shannon's family and members of the Lady Rattlers Basketball Team."

The student government association planned to hold a vigil Sunday night in Washignton's honor.


»Topics in this article

More News

Story Photo

1 hour ago

Soldier's remains return

After a decades-long mystery, the family of a World War II soldier finally has some closure. Army Sgt. William Carneal, who disappeared...

Weather - Forecast
Story Photo

15 minutes ago

Cooler Thursday

Windy early with blowing dust in some areas. Wind ending overnight tonight. An isolated thunderstorm possible early. Overnight low temperatures will drop...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4