Man arrested in Christmas Day killing
Police in Prince George's County have arrested a man who they say stabbed and killed an 84-year-old woman and wounded her granddaughter in a domestic dispute on Christmas.
Police said they located 34-year-old Elvin Rashid Murphy, of Southeast D.C., and arrested him on Jan. 6 in the District. He was being extradited Monday to Prince George's County, where he will be charged with first-degree murder in the death of 84-year-old Lillie Capers. Capers was stabbed inside a home in Hillcrest Heights early on Christmas morning, police said.
Police said they were called to an apartment in the 4400 block of 23rd Parkway at about 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 25 for a reported assault. They arrived to find Capers and her 26-year-old granddaughter suffering from stab wounds. Both were transported to the hospital, where Capers later died, police said.
Cpl. Henry Tippett, a Prince George's County police spokesman, said the incident appears to have stemmed from a domestic dispute, though the exact details are unclear. He said Murphy was romantically involved with the 26-year-old.
| January 10, 2011; 3:53 PM ET
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