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Teen girls arrested in fatal stabbing of N.C. cab driver

Consandra Tyree (left) and Emily Starnes WBTV

Consandra Tyree (left) and Emily Starnes
WBTV

(CBS/WBTV) Hickory, N.C. - Investigators say two 16-year-old girls have been arrested and charged with murder in the 2011 slaying of a North Carolina cab driver.

According to CBS affiliate WBTV, Consandra Tyree and Emily Starnes are also charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery in the death of Adam Williams, who investigators say was stabbed to death after picking up passengers from a Hickory restaurant.

The Hickory Daily Record reports Williams was attacked shortly after arriving at a Fuddruckers parking lot around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 23, 2011. Bleeding from injuries to his face and throat, he reportedly made it to a Longhorn Steakhouse and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He only had about $40 in cab fares on him, reports WBTV.

In all, five suspects have now been arrested in connection to Williams' death.

Three days after his death, police arrested 22-year-old Camyron Johnson, 22-year-old Matthew Hopkins and 18-year-old Robert McElwee, reports the Daily Record. Johnson and Hopkins were charged with murder in the incident, while McElwee was charged with accessory after the fact.

According to the Daily Record, the two girls were initially arrested in October of last year for obstruction of justice.

Tyree and Starnes are scheduled to appear in court on May 14, the Daily Record reports.

  • Casey Glynn

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