Frostburg State Student Indicted on Murder Charge

Shanee Liggins Charged With Stabbing Another Student Outside an Off-Campus Party

Monday, Nov 28, 2011  |  Updated 7:59 PM EDT
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Frostburg State Student Indicted on Murder Charge

Fifth-year senior Shanee Liggins is accused of stabbing and killing Frostburg State University sophomore Kortneigh McCoy.

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A female Frostburg State University student has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the stabbing of another female student.

The indictment of Shanee Liggins, 23, of Waldorf, Md., was announced Monday. Liggins was a fifth-year senior at the school.

An Allegany County grand jury issued the indictment Nov. 16, charging Liggins with murdering sophomore Kortneigh McCoy, 19, of Balitmore. The stabbing occurred outside an off-campus party Nov. 6.

Liggins has been in custody since then. She told police that someone else killed McCoy.

Her initial appearance in circuit court is set for Dec. 20.

Liggins has retained private defense attorneys William Brennan and William Mitchell of Greenbelt. They defended Frostburg State student Tyrone Hall against murder and attempted-murder charges last year. He's serving five years for manslaughter.

Mitchell says the defense has no comment on Liggins' case.

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