Gra­sonville woman charged with mur­der

Record Observer - - Front Page - By CHRISTO­PHER KERSEY ck­ersey@ches­pub.com

GLEN BURNIE — A Gra­sonville woman has been charged with mur­der in the stabbing death of a Glen Burnie woman in that city.

Anne Arun­del County Po­lice ar­rested Tashaya Raeshon Turner, 37, of Gra­sonville Ter­race on Wed­nes­day, Dec. 7, in Bal­ti­more, and charged her with first- and sec­ond-de­gree mur­der, use of a dan­ger­ous weapon with in­tent to in­jure, and first- and sec­ond-de­gree as­sault.

The vic­tim is I’kea Ni­cole Jack­son, 28, who lived in Glen Burnie. Ac­cord­ing to her obit­u­ary, she was once a stu­dent in Queen Anne’s County Pub­lic Schools and played bas­ket­ball for one sea­son at Queen Anne’s County High School in Cen­tre­ville.

The two women were ac­quain­tances, but po­lice haven’t re­leased a mo­tive be­cause the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing, said Marc Li­man­sky, spokesman for the Anne Arun­del County Po­lice. But he did say the drugs don’t ap­pear to be in­volved at this time.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that this was a tar­geted crime and not a ran­dom act of vi­o­lence, po­lice said.

Po­lice made the ar­rest fol­low­ing a two-day in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

On Dec. 5, po­lice re­sponded to Moun­tain Road in Glen Burnie for an as­sault in progress, and when they ar­rived, they found Jack­son ly­ing out­side the apart­ment build­ing, and she ap­peared to be suf­fer­ing from stab wounds. Po­lice said a knife was the weapon.

The fire depart­ment trans­ported Jack­son to the Bal­ti­more Wash­ing­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter where she died from her in­juries. Jack­son’s body was taken to the Of­fice of the Chief Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner to de­ter­mine the cause and man­ner of her death.

De­tec­tives can­vassed the area, in­ter­viewed wit­nesses and tried to piece to­gether the chain of events that led to Jack­son’s death. As the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ued, sev­eral pieces of ev­i­dence re­lated to the crime were re­cov­ered and sub­mit­ted for foren­sic anal­y­sis. De­tec­tives con­tin­ued to con­duct nu­mer­ous in­ter views with wit­nesses who had in­for­ma­tion re­lated to the al­leged mur­der.

Through these in­ves­tiga­tive steps, de­tec­tives were able to pos­i­tively iden­tify Turner as the sus­pect, po­lice said.

On Tues­day, Dec. 6, po­lice se­cured an ar­rest war­rant charg­ing Turner with mur­der, and on Wed­nes­day, Dec. 7, homi­cide de­tec­tives ex­e­cuted a search war­rant at a res­i­dence in Bal­ti­more and took Turner into cus­tody with­out in­ci­dent.

Turner is cur­rently be­ing held at the Anne Arun­del County De­ten­tion Cen­ter on a no bond sta­tus.

Po­lice said in a state­ment that even though an ar­rest has been made, this is a very fluid and ac­tive in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Anne Arun­del County Po­lice are urg­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward by call­ing the Anne Arun­del County Homi­cide Unit at 410-222-4731.

If peo­ple with in­for­ma­tion wish to re­main anony­mous, they can also con­tact the Anne Arun­del County Po­lice Tip Line at 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stop­pers.

TASHAYA RAESHON TURNER

I’KEA N. JACK­SON

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