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    Bowie State Student Held Without Bond

    A Bowie State University student accused of killing her roommate was ordered held without bond in court Monday, as her defense claimed she was the actual victim. Court sketches by Bill Hennessy. (Published Monday, Sept. 19, 2011)

    A judge ordered the suspect in the Bowie State murder held without bond on Monday afternoon.

    Alexis Simpson, 19, will remain in custody until her next court date on October 14.

    Simpson is charged with first- and second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the death of Dominique Frazier. Simpson is accused of stabbing Frazier after the roommates got in a fight over loud music playing on an iPod.

    Simpson's attorney called it a "tragic accident" and said Simpson acted in self-defense, the Associated Press reported.

    Fight Over iPod Leads to Bowie State Slaying

    [DC] Fight Over iPod Leads to Bowie State Slaying
    Fight between two students at Bowie State sparked by an argument over an iPod.
    (Published Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011)

    Sunday night, family and friends gathered in the neighborhood where Frazier grew up in Northeast D.C. to hold a candlelight vigil in honor of what would have been the freshman’s 19th birthday. The group sang “Happy Birthday” and prayed, but many there said the celebration of Frazier’s life was overshadowed by her absence.