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Six charged in stabbing death of Va. teen, report says

Diandra Samuels is one of six people arrested in the stabbing death of Kenneth Diaz, 18, of Woodbridge, Va.
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(CBS) LANHAM, Md. - Six people have been arrested and charged in connection with the weekend stabbing death of Kenny Diaz, an 18-year-old Woodbridge, Va. high school student, reports CBS DC.

The arrests were made Monday after police in Prince William County learned Diaz's murder was connected to an unreported armed robbery of one of his friends on Sept. 12, according to CBS DC.

An investigation into the robbery revealed that 19-year-old Diandra Samuels robbed Diaz's friend and Diaz and others planned to confront Samuels on Sept. 21 at her home in Woodbridge, the station reported.

During that encounter, Samuels reportedly assaulted Diaz and, with the help of others, forced him into a car. At some point, the people who accompanied Diaz to the home fled on foot. Diaz was not able to get away, reports the station.

Samuels and the others reportedly drove Diaz to Marumsco Acre Lake Park, where police say Samuels stabbed and killed him.

Additional charges and arrests are forthcoming, but authorities say the main parties involved have been apprehended, according to the station. They also say the crimes were not random and stemmed from drug dealings.

Aside from Samuels, who is charged with murder, aggravated malicious wounding, abduction, armed robbery, and the use of a firearm in commission of a felony, the following people have also been charged with separate offenses in the case: Dominic Smith, 26, Deneen Williams, 29, Renee Caples, 22, Teena Gerbozy, 24, and Gregory Bonds, 22, CBS DC reports.

  • Crimesider Staff

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