Woman is charged in fatal stabbing of sister

November 29, 1993

ROSEDALE -- Baltimore County police arrested a Rosedale woman early today and charged her with the fatal stabbing of her sister.

Arrested shortly after midnight at her home in the 6000 block of St. Regis Road was Cynthia Askew, 25. She was being held at the White Marsh District without bail on charges of first degree murder, police said. Weapons charges are pending.

Police said the accused and her sister, Samantha Brown, 27, who also lived in the house, were arguing in their living room around 1 a.m. when the accused allegedly went into the kitchen and retrieved a butcher knife and stabbed her sister in the left arm and chest. The stabbing, police said, was witnessed by the sisters' mother and a cousin, one of whom called the police.

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