Second-degree murder case continued to July 7

Jun. 24, 2014 @ 08:01 PM

The 40-year-old Granville County resident charged with stabbing her husband at their home is scheduled to appear in court on July 7 after her court date was continued on Monday.

Rotonya Russell was charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Carlos Russell, 35, on June 11. She has been in jail on $100,000 bond since her arrest.

Granville County Sheriff deputies responded to the incident at 4238 Belltown Road, Oxford, around 2:18 a.m. when Rotonya Russell’s daughter, Latonya Russell, called 911, according to court documents.

Latonya Russell told the 911 operator, “My daddy got stabbed in the neck by accident,” according to court documents.

The probable cause affidavit completed by Granville County Det. Todd Wilkins includes a statement from Rotonya Russell.

She stated she and Carlos had gotten into an argument because she was at a friend’s house drinking alcohol.

She stated that she intended to use the knife to slash the tires on the vehicle that her husband said he was going to leave with, according to court documents.

But while the couple continued to argue, she stated she cut him.

Court documents state two children, ages 7 and 3, were also present during the altercation but did not see what occurred.

 

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