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Charges Accuse Susan B. Anthony Davis Of Blacking Out On Meth, Alcohol Before Fatally Stabbing Angela Huntington

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A Minneapolis woman accused of fatally stabbing another woman in a St. Paul apartment last month allegedly told police she had blacked out due to methamphetamine and alcohol use before the killing.

Susan B. Anthony Davis, 36, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the death of 55-year-old Angela Huntington, according to Ramsey County court documents.

Susan B Anthony Davis
Susan B. Anthony Davis (credit: Ramsey County)

A criminal complaint states Huntington's mother and sister found her dead in her apartment Aug. 30 after Huntington failed to show up to take her mother to a dentist appointment. She had been dead "for some time" when they found her.

Officers found blood in multiple spots at the scene, and a medical examiner said a wound on Huntington's neck was suspicious.

Woman found dead in apartment on Ramsey Street in St. Paul
(credit: St. Paul Police Department)

A few days later, police spoke to a man who said he'd seen Huntington at a bar on West Seventh Street the night before she was found dead.

Investigators reviewed surveillance video, which allegedly showed a woman later identified as Davis and her father leave the bar in a vehicle with Huntington and an unknown man. The complaint states they were heading in the direction of Huntington's apartment.

When investigators put out photos of Davis and the others at the bar, a police sergeant recognized Davis and her father. The sergeant alleged Davis stabbed a person at Concordia University the afternoon of Aug. 30, hours after Huntington was found dead, and that she and her father left the school together.

A knife blade was recovered from Concordia, and according to the complaint, DNA from both the Concordia stabbing victim and Huntington were found on it.

Police arrested Davis and her father Tuesday. Davis admitted to meeting Huntington and the unknown man at the bar. The complaint states she told investigators they all went to get cigarettes, and then Huntington and the man went into Huntington's apartment.

A short time later, she told investigators, she went into the apartment, but later left. She said the unknown man was the last person with Huntington.

Investigators accused her of stabbing Huntington, and told her about the DNA evidence from the knife. The complaint states she admitted to drinking and using methamphetamine and had blacked out.

Investigators again accused her of stabbing Huntington, and asked what she was thinking.

"No, she – she seemed like a nice person," Davis allegedly said. "She, she wanted to like – like she had a death wish. I definitely – I don't know why she had it. Definitely, she was begging."

Davis then said Huntington kept asking her for a joint, and that "made her lose it," according to the complaint.

Davis' father denied any involvement in the killing, and Davis confirmed his denial.

According to the complaint, Davis is also charged with threats of violence in Dakota County for allegedly pointing a gun at a family in a park. She is also charged with second-degree assault for the stabbing at Concordia.

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