Monday, September 19, 2011

Bowie State Stabbing Overshadows Homecoming Weekend

Alexis Simpson, murder suspect
Dispute over the volume of iPod music led to the stabbing death of Bowie State University sophmore Dominique Frazier - who would have turned 19 on Sunday.

Frazier was alleged stabbed with a pair of scissors about 8 p.m. last Thursday repeatedly by Alexis Simpson, a second year freshmen who reported transferred from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta.  Simpson has been charged with first and second-degree murder

A suitemate to Frazier, reportedly, Simpson often argued with Frazier.  The recent incident led to Frazier's murder in front of witnesses when an altercation escalated to physical violence.

“I didn’t mean to do it,” Simpson yelled at students who were present after the stabbing, according to charging documents. “You all don’t know what I’ve been through ... You all jumped me,” said Simpson.

On the condition of anonymity, one investigator shared that Frazier was stabbed in the throat.

Frazier, Simpson and two other students shared the suite, which has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a common area, Maryland State Police said. They said others were in the suite at the time of the fight, but no one else was injured.

In an interview, Frazier's mother indicated that she just recently lost her husband, Frazier's father, to cancer only a year ago.

Bowie State University, established in Prince George’s County in 1865, is the oldest historically black college or university in Maryland. About 4,000 students are enrolled full-time, with about 1,500 part-time students.

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