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Questions remain about Raleigh stabbing, arrest

Posted November 14, 2010 4:22 p.m. EST

— 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.