A female Frostburg State University student charged with murdering another female student told police that someone else did the stabbing, according to court records released Monday.
Fifth-year senior Shanee Liggins continued to be held without bail Monday after Allegany County Public Defender James Malone asked for a postponement of her bond review.
“It's very early in the process. I'm certain the facts will come out at the appropriate time,” Malone told reporters.
Liggins, 23, of Waldorf, is charged with first- and second-degree murder in the slaying early Sunday morning of sophomore Kortneigh McCoy, 19, of Baltimore. McCoy suffered a 2-to-3-inch stab wound to the neck that penetrated her carotid artery, according to the court documents.
Liggins told police the altercation began when a man at her off-campus house party wouldn't let her reach something under the kitchen sink. Three men then started punching her and one of them had a kitchen knife, Liggins said. She told police that McCoy also was involved in the fight.
Liggins told investigators that the troublesome group then went outside, where McCoy was stabbed by one of the men.
Other witnesses told police that McCoy and her friends were thrown out of the party after some of them got into an argument with Liggins in the kitchen. Liggins showed a knife during the argument, one witness said.
After they left, Liggins followed the group outside and got into a fight with McCoy, the witnesses said. McCoy ended up on the ground with a stab wound.
Witnesses said it happened very fast, News4’s Elaine Reyes reported. Authorities did not say whether alcohol was involved in the altercation.
“I'm still in shock to this day,” said McCoy’s uncle, Davon McCoy. “I'm still in the period of actually not believing it happened. Our family, we're just trying to hold each other up.”