A 27-year-old woman was fatally stabbed while walking a dog in Washington, DC, in what police say was a random attack.
Margery Magill, a California native who was interning the capital for the summer, suffered multiple stab wounds and bled out on the sidewalk just before 9pm on Tuesday
Police say 24-year-old Eliyas Aregahegne randomly targeted Magill as she was walking a dog for a family who hired her through the Rover app.
Aregahegne is facing charges of first-degree murder while armed. Police said the incident did not appear to be an attempted robbery or sexual assault, and there was nothing to indicate that he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Chris Chambers, who lives on the street where the attack occurred, said he ran outside after hearing someone scream and yell ‘Oh no!’
‘Came downstairs and came out with my wife and all we saw was a dog across the street with a leash and no human and we knew something was wrong,’ Chambers told NBC4.
‘We looked down and we found the young lady on the sidewalk in front of our house bleeding.’