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Woman arrested for stabbing in Raleigh

Posted November 13, 2010

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— Raleigh police arrested Rachel Beatrice Williams, 33, Saturday and charged her with the stabbing death of a Raleigh woman.

Officers were called to 801 Sardis Drive at about 11:30 p.m. Friday. When they arrived, they found Bernice Cobb, 46, dead, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Williams, of 500 Steel St., was in the home at the time. She was detained when officers arrived and later charged with Cobb's murder. She was being held without bond pending a hearing on Monday.

Police said the crime was not random, but they did not say how the two women knew each other.

Woman found stabbed in Raleigh home Woman found stabbed in Raleigh home

The outstanding questions were disturbing for those who live nearby.

"To know that somebody was murdered, well, somebody was killed over there was kind of frightening," said neighbor Shonn Herring.

"I want to know what's going on," he said. "Why do you need to do all this? Why do we have tape running all from here to here and back down the woods and back up? I really want to know what's going on."


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  • tanikiagjones Nov 22, 2010

    this message is directed to tritonlm6....i am one of the niece's of the victim Bernice Cobb so I would appreciate it if you wouldn't be so insensitive towards the family....we are going thru a very difficult time right now so please use your brain and THINK FIRST before commenting. What if that was your family?.... just something to think about

  • bmg379 Nov 16, 2010

    Nice performance for the TV cameras,made you seem not guilty at all

  • debrakelly2 Nov 15, 2010

    so far the only thing have come from this is two families torn apart from the loss of two loved ones. if you dont know them,dont discuss them. both families have enough to deal with..without us saying things about either woman. let god have his way with them both. i prayed for the both of them.i know one of them and dont know the other, but that does not matter. be still....things happen....say a prayer for the families thank you

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  • wildcat Nov 15, 2010

    What a tragedy! Out of anger and madness they always have to resort to some kind of weapon and kill someone and then wish had never happen afterwards. Pray is all we can do. Some never learn. More than likely she will see prison time.

  • serious Nov 15, 2010

    paulej- dont believe everything you read/see/hear.
    maydaymanny-it's called an investigation. Police dont just release information in the middle of a crime scene just because inquiring minds want to know.

  • Alexia.1 Nov 15, 2010

    Why does the US have so many criminals?

  • maydaymanny Nov 15, 2010

    The male cops in this situation were terrible. Would not tell the residents why the police tape was everywhere or what was going on. There was one nice female officer that helped us by filling us in on the details. We needed to know what was going on as the tape was all over the yards!!!!!!

  • tritonlm6 Nov 15, 2010

    Weekend in jail. Back on the streets Monday.