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Questions remain about Raleigh stabbing, arrest

Posted November 14, 2010

— Raleigh police were alerted to a stabbing Friday by a neighbor who returned home at about 11:30 p.m. and called 911, recordings of those calls released Sunday reveal.

The caller told dispatchers that she arrived home to find a neighbor, at 801 Sardis Drive, had been stabbed and another woman on the scene. The caller said she did not know either woman.

Police arrested Rachel Beatrice Williams, 33, Saturday and charged her with the stabbing death of Bernice Cobb, 46, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Williams, of 500 Steel St., 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.

In the 911 call, there are two women's voices. One of them is audibly distraught and says she knows the victim's husband. Police did not say whether either of the voices on the recording was that of Williams.


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  • sexiemama Nov 18, 2010

    haleibc- how do u figure its about some baby daddy drama? see thats the problem people always think stuff is about some drama u wasnt there u dnt kno wat this was about and stop callin people fools i knew ms.bernice and she was far from a fool she helped people out in the community and everything. how would u feel if it was your family member?? THINK B4 U SPEAK!!!

  • AlwaysAmazed Nov 18, 2010

    haleibc, I'm sure the family of the one who died cares.

  • haleibc Nov 15, 2010

    What's the question? One fool stabs another fool for messing around with her baby daddy. Who really cares.

  • gmuny33 Nov 15, 2010

    When will those who leave the negative remarks of Durham, realize just how much the same things are happening in their own front yard. Crime is everywhere, but for some reason, it's overlooked for the angelic Raleigh, Wake Co. Crime is not prejudice, nor territorial.