Woman Charged with Murder and Sexual Abuse After Stabbing in St. Albans

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One person is in custody facing murder and sexual abuse charges in a stabbing that officials desribed as disturbing and heinous. 

21 year-old Courtney Wallace is facing first degree murder and sexual abuse charges. Police say Wallace stabbed her girlfriend’s mother — Cherri Simpson. 

It happened Thursday evening at their home on Furlong Avenue in St. Albans. 

According to the criminal complaint, Wallace performed sexual acts on Simpson’s unresponsive body. The complaint said Wallace is also accused of urinating beside Simpson’s body. 

Simpson had wounds on her front and rear torso. She was transported to Thomas Memorial Hospital where she later died from her injuries. 

There is never a bond for murder charges. But Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mary Clare Akers asked for the bond of the sexual charges to be set at $100,000 cash, which speaks to the disturbing level of this crime. 

This is a developing story be sure to check back for updates. 

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