The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Kortneigh McCoy, a 19-year-old Frostburg State University physics major, was stabbed and killed by a fellow student at an off-campus party. Police said that officers arrived at about 1:30 a.m. to find her bleeding to death in the street outside the house from a wound to the head. She was declared dead at Western Maryland Hospital, police reported.
Arrested and charged with both first- and second-degree murder was Shanee Liggins, a 23-year-old senior business major from Waldorf, police said. She was being held by police Sunday until a bond hearing could be scheduled, police said. University officials said the party took place at Liggins' home on Maple Street in Frostburg.
Members of the Allegany County Combined Investigation Unit were not available to confirm those accounts Sunday afternoon.
McCoy was a member of the United Voices Under God's Dominion, a student gospel choir, and was scheduled to sing as part of the group's regular Sunday worship. She was also a resident assistant in Simpson Hall, a freshman dorm. Her friends said she was known as a campus leader who attempted to make learning fun for her charges.
Sunday's attack was the second fatal fight between Frostburg students at an off-campus residence in the past year and a half, and it was the second fatal encounter involving two young women at a Maryland state university. Dominique T. Frazier was stabbed and killed by her roommate at Bowie State University in September.
Why are young female students stabbing each other? How do you have that level of violence on a college campus? Parents send their children to college in order to get an education, not to be stabbed or murdered in the street, as was the case with McCoy. This violence has to stop before another parent has to bury a child.
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