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1 killed in Prince George hotel double stabbing; suspect in custody

Baymont Inn homicide Prince George
Posted at 11:31 PM, Jun 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-14 10:06:35-04

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- A man was taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder after a stabbing at a Prince George hotel left one person dead and another hospitalized Sunday night, according to police.

Sgt. Charles Santilli with Prince George County Police said officers were called to the Baymont Inn & Suites in the 5300 block of Oaklawn Boulevard near Fort Lee for reports of a stabbing.

When officers arrived they found two victims, police said.

"The male, identified as Willie Walden Jr., 45, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The female victim was transported to Southside Regional hospital with life-threatening injuries," a Prince George County Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "Shortly after officers arrived on the scene, the suspect was identified, located, and arrested."

Ollie Lankford Jr., 67, of Baltimore, was booked at Riverside Regional Jail.

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Ollie Lankford

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