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Arrest made in fatal Durham domestic stabbing

Posted September 14, 2014

— A 34-year-old woman was arrested and charged with a stabbing on Saturday that left a 24-year-old man dead, Durham police said Sunday.

Jakeya Karynne Davis was arrested at the scene, police said. She remained in the Durham County jail Sunday with no bond.

Davis is accused of stabbing Marcus Anthony Keith during a domestic argument at a North Maple Street home. Authorities found Keith with a stab wound to the neck. Keith was taken to a hospital where he later died, police said.

Davis' first court appearance is scheduled for Monday.


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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Sep 16, 2014

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    After seeing the track record of innocent people on death row, why on earth would you continue to say that?



  • stymieindurham Sep 15, 2014

    Lightfoot3Sep 15, 11:47 a.m.
    "I say we need to use the death penalty more often and faster" - Bullcity34

  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Sep 15, 2014

    That dude knows he's in trouble.

  • ambidextrous cat Sep 15, 2014

    What sort of argument escalates into a stabbing? And what sort of person does it take? A stupid one, one with low impulse control, a drunk one?! No matter how angry I've been at a person--I've never felt like causing them bodily harm. It's frightening to think that people who react this way live among us. Unless she was acting in self defense, there is no way to excuse this action.

  • Alexia Proper Sep 15, 2014
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    While I think it is absolutely insane to drag trials out for years, then take 6 weeks of court time to present evidence (much of it petty), I'm not favorable to a 90 minute day in court if there is the possibility -- and it happens! -- that the police name the wrong person.

    If there is concrete evidence, though, I agree the process should move along a lot faster. In many cases, though, there is no concrete evidence. What evidence do the police have pointing to this lady? Perhaps a kitchen knife with her fingerprints on it? Makes sense if that is her house. Was someone else involved? Perhaps a drug dealer coming to collect?

    It gets complicated and accuracy is important.

  • Cabe Merritt Sep 15, 2014
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    He'll probably get off with community service.

  • Edward Anderson Sep 15, 2014
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    Does anyone else see the logical conflict here? BULLCITY34 wants to show respect for human life by having someone else die....

  • scg Sep 15, 2014

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    Who has the ultimate right to decide on one's life, good or bad?

  • scg Sep 15, 2014

    Every time I see a crime related news with African Americans involvement, I can't help but wonder why aren't all the leaders within the community trying doing something to avoid these? There are plenty of African Americans becoming Doctors, Engineers, and Architects every day, and yet the rest of the community is filling the newspapers with crime related news. It’s a shame to MLK's memory, and also an insult to those who, with good wills and intentions of success, are being subjected to oppression and profiling. Instead of provoking civil rights movements, the leaders should devote more time in community building, promoting educations, morals and values. Respect will follow automatically.

    As for this woman, everyone gets mad. Some punch a wall, she stabbed someone. She should be properly punished.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Sep 15, 2014

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    Where's *your* respect for human life? This mentality, that you can kill someone if properly justified, is why we are where we are.