Woman arrested for murdering man in Grove Avenue apartment

Posted at 11:08 PM, Jun 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-29 15:28:48-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Christina M. Mabry, 37, of the 4600 block of Grove Avenue, was arrested on June 26 and charged with second degree murder and using a weapon to stab or cut, according to Richmond Police. On May 31, at approximately 1:45 a.m., police were called to a residence in the 4600 block of Grove Avenue. Police initially described the incident as a domestic dispute.

Christina Mabry (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Christina Mabry (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

"The neighbor in the apartment building called to report a domestic disturbance in apartment five. Upon arrival a female, Christina Marbry, answered the door," the Richmond Police affidavit for search warrant indicated. "She initially told officers at things were fine and her male partner was not there. Officers then observed a male, Woodrow Anstead, bleeding profusely from a severe wound to the chest."

Anstead, 38, walked out of the apartment, down the hallway and collapsed, police said. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

The victim’s brother, James Anstead, told WTVR CBS 6 his younger brother and Mabry had known each other for a few years and, but were not boyfriend and girlfriend. He said the two did have a physical relationship. He said Mabry was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after a medical examiner found her domestic dispute story inconsistent with self-defense.

Ahead on CBS 6 News at 5:30, reporter Jake Burns takes a closer look at this case and reveals how Facebook may have played a role in the arrest. Anyone with information about this situation can email a news tip here.



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