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19-year-old woman charged in killing of Woodbridge high school student
A 19-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Woodbridge high school student that stemmed from a drug-related robbery, Prince William County police said Tuesday.
The killing of Kenny Joseph Diaz, 18, came after Mr. Diaz and others confronted a woman said to have robbed a friend of the teen earlier this month, police said.
The woman — Diandra Janae Samuels, 19, of 14307 Bellona Road No. 411 in Woodbridge — was arrested Monday and charged with murder, aggravated malicious wounding, abduction, armed robbery and the use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Five others were also arrested on lesser charges.
Police said Ms. Samuels robbed a friend of Mr. Diaz's on Sept. 12, sparking the violent incident. When Mr. Diaz and a group of others — one of whom had a gun — showed up at her house Saturday, several of Ms. Samuels' friends were present.
One of the men with Ms. Samuels took the gun, and Mr. Diaz and his friends ran. Mr. Diaz didn't get away. He was forced into a car and driven to a park where he was fatally stabbed by Ms. Samuels, police said. He was found at about 3:15 p.m. and taken to a hospital where he died.
Deneen Antoinette Williams, 29, of 14307 Bellona Road No. 403 in Woodbridge; Renee Claytor Caples, 22, of 14307 Bellona Road No. 402 in Woodbridge; Teena Marie Gerbozy, 24, of 14309 Bellona Road No. 301 in Woodbridge; and Gregory Allan Bonds, 22, of 15907 Ensbrook Lane in Woodbridge were charged with abduction in connection with the case.
Dominic Glenn Smith, 26, of 14615 Earlham Court in Woodbridge was charged with abduction and with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police said Smith was the one who took the gun away during the confrontation.
Police said additional charges and arrests were forthcoming but that the main parties involved had been arrested.
The six people were being held without bond. A court date was scheduled for Dec. 2.
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