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Stabbing death suspect denied bond

Police say woman told them she ‘blacked out’ during fight

Jemeka Riley

Jemeka Riley

RIVERDALE — An Ellenwood woman, who police said stabbed her baby’s father to death Sunday, was denied bond Monday.

Clayton County Police have charged Jemeka Vontrell Riley with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, according to Clayton Police officer E. Sotto.

Police say Riley, 25, told them she “blacked out” when she allegedly stabbed Shamontay Robinson. Riley appeared in Clayton County Magistrate Court Monday.

The incident happened Sunday around 6:30 p.m., at 1801 Bentwater Court in Riverdale.

“According to witnesses, a domestic disturbance argument escalated and ended in the stabbing of Shamontay Robinson,” Sotto said.

Robinson, 26, was transported to Southern Regional Medical Center, where he died.

Riley is accused of stabbing Robinson once in the neck with a knife during a dispute over their child, according to Clayton police.

Police said Riley used a kitchen knife with a blade that exceeded three inches to stab the father of her child.

“During an interview Riley admitted to being involved in the physical altercation with the victim,” said Clayton County Detective A.D. Melvin in the police report. “She stated she was being assaulted by the victim the entire time and she was trying to get her child and leave the residence. She did not give an explanation as to why she got a knife out of the kitchen and she stated she blacked out when she stabbed Robinson in the neck.”

Melvin said Riley and Robinson were arguing about their relationship status and which parent should have custody. The detective said the argument became physical when Riley began to push and hit Robinson in his living room, shattering a glass table, according to the police report.

“The victim, Robinson, pushed the accused Riley off of him and proceeded to go upstairs,” Melvin said. “This was an effort to secure the child and to get away from Riley. She got a knife from the kitchen and followed him upstairs where the argument continued.”

The detective said Riley was holding the knife in her right hand and was pushing Robinson with her left arm. Robinson was able to grab Riley’s left arm and when he did so she stabbed once on the left side of his neck.

“Riley then got her child and fled out of the residence,” Melvin added. “Robinson gave chase but collapsed outside of the residence in the front yard.”

Robinson was pronounced dead Sunday, at 7:28 p.m. at the hospital, continued the police report.

The stabbing was witnessed by two of Robinson’s family members. The detective added they watched the stabbing unfold and told police Robinson never hit Riley.

Comments

OscarKnight 1 year, 6 months ago

....Many people might place the blame on firearms for weapons of violence; The sad fact and truth of the matter, any household tool can be applied as a weapon of violence.

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