Woman arrested for stabbing of two sisters

Posted at 11:53 AM, May 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-21 18:05:39-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Police arrested a Richmond woman in connection to the weekend stabbings of two sisters, according to a press release from Richmond Police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh.

Monita Cunningham, 48, is charged aggravated assault. Waugh said further charges are pending.

Rakita McClenny, 29, died as a result of the early Sunday morning stabbing. Her body was discovered along the 300 block of Swansboro Lane in South Richmond. Another stabbing victim, found along the 3000 block of Hull Street, suffered life-threatening injuries. The Hull Street victim is now listed in stable condition.

Detectives believed the women had an argument leading up to the stabbing, Waugh said.

Police said they are not looking for any more stabbing suspects. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.