A woman, age 21, has been charged for the the fatal stabbing of another woman in St. Paul WCCO News reported.
Authorities charged the St. Paul woman, Whitney Tanee Kizart, on Friday with unintentional second-degree murder. She's accused of stabbing Jennifer Marie Linnear, age 26, in the chest and neck Thursday morning during a confrontation in Kizart's driveway.
The criminal said Linnear's husband had engaged in a sexual relationship with Kizart for the past seven months, but that the affair had ended.
Authorities said Linnear and her husband believed that they both had contracted a sexually transmitted disease from Kizart. So they went to her house to confront her when she allegedly stabbed Linnear.
Kizart was in custody and unavailable for comment.
According to the Star Tribune, a St. Paul woman was stabbed to death and a short time later another woman was arrested, after an early morning altercation Thursday at a West Side apartment building.
Police spokesman, Pete Crum, said that one stab wound, outside a building in the 600 block of Oakland Avenue, was the cause of death for Jennifer M. Linear, age 26.
Crum said that a 21-year-old woman living in an upstairs unit there was allegedly responsible for the stabbing victim between 1 and 1:30 a.m., who went to the building with her husband.
The husband took his injured wife to Regions Hospital, where she pronounced dead shortly after she arrived, Crum said.
Police learned of the stabbing, and arrested the suspect, age 21, at her apartment less than an hour later, according
to Ramsey County jail records.
Crum said the police would not talk about the relationship between the couple and the suspect, or what led to the stabbing.
Monique Utley, the suspect's neighbor, said Thursday afternoon that she heard her neighbor arguing with a male visitor and believed the man may have assaulted the neighbor before he left in a sport utility vehicle.
Utley said the suspect and the male visitor were the only parties inside the apartment and that she believed there was another woman in the SUV.
Utley didn't know her neighbor well, but said, "She was cool."
The suspect had a prior conviction for a felony drug offense in Hennepin County two ago, according to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.