Emerson Whitted, 30, had reportedly just been paroled from prison (some reports say he was released on Friday morning) where he had served time on a charge of drug possession. And his girlfriend had allegedly just broken up with him. Reportedly the two had dated off and on for some time.
Alledgedly he went to her home looking for her on Friday. She wasn’t there, but her grandmother Marina Rodriguez and a 22 year old friend of the girlfriend were there with her two children ages 2 years old and 6 months of age.
Allegedly an argument developed and Whitted picked up a vase and broke it over the head of the 22 year old friend, then pulled a knife and slashed her in the neck. He then turned to Marina Rodriguez and began stabbing her multiple times.
The friend ran out of the apartment, ran downstairs and got a security guard. When they got back to the apartment, Whitted has allegedly inflicted several stab wounds on himself.
Mrs. Rodriguez was reportedly a grandmother who had raised two granddaughters by herself. She was prounced dead at the apartment.
The friend was taken to the hospital, where she was admitted. Some reports say her wound was superficial and that she was in stable condition, some reports say she was in critical condition.
Whitted was also taken to the hospital and is reported to be in stable condition. He has been charged with murder, attempted murder, and criminal possession of a weapon. He was on parole.