Needra Anderson, 45 (DOB: 5/14/75), of Detroit, has been charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of her live-in domestic partner April Smith, 31 (DOB: 8/4/84), of Detroit. The homicide occurred in the apartment the two women shared in the 14400 block of Corbett Street. On May 11, 2016, sometime after 7:00 p.m., it is alleged that there was a verbal and physical argument. During the argument, Anderson retrieved a butcher knife and stabbed Ms. Smith multiple times. Police were dispatched to the scene at 7:45 p.m. and observed the victim on a bedroom floor suffering from stab wounds. Ms. Smith was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead on 8:18 p.m. that evening.
The defendant was arraigned this morning and remanded to jail. Her probable cause conference is on May 20, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., and her preliminary examination is on May 27, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Patricia Jefferson.
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