Two sisters from Laurel have been jailed without bond, accused of fatally stabbing a man last month as they tried to collect a drug debt, Anne Arundel County police said.
Latisha Montia Adams, 21, and Patrice Rashah Dove, 20, of the 300 block of Cokeland South in Laurel were charged Wednesday with first-degree murder, drug distribution and related counts, said Lt. James Fredericks. The women told Anne Arundel police that Adams stabbed Jamal Medina, 22, when they fought as they tried to collect money he owed Adams, charging documents say.
Medina collapsed about 1:45 a.m. Dec. 21 on Red Clay Road near Route 198, not far from his apartment. He had been stabbed in the left arm and upper body, and his heart had stopped by the time paramedics arrived.
The women told detectives that they met with Medina to collect and got into a fight, according to charging documents. Adams admitted stabbing the victim, the documents say, and Dove told police that her sister stabbed Medina several times.
Adams had robbery and other charges pending in Prince George's County, court records show.
Medina, whose court record included convictions for attempted auto theft, drug possession and assault, had been charged with drug possession a week before he was killed, according to court records.