Saturday, May 18, 2013 11:55 PM
Published on: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
By Jim Davis
Prince George’s County homicide detectives did not have to go far to arrest a suspect in the county’s 15 homicide of the year.
Just before midnight on Feb. 21, patrol units from Prince George’s County Police Department’s District IV, in Oxon Hill, responded to the 1100 block of Kennebec Street for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, patrol officers found a man suffering from a stab wound to the chest.
The victim — identified as Charles Blyther Jr., 51, of Northeast Washington, D.C. — was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police arrested Kimberly Elaine Smith, 28, of Oxon Hill, on the scene. She has been charged with second-degree murder and related charges. She is currently in the custody of the Department of Corrections.
The preliminary investigation revealed Blyther was in a relationship with Smith’s mother. Blyther and Smith’s mother got into an argument inside the home, when Smith grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed Blyther, according to police officials.
Smith has admitted to her involvement in the killing. Patrol officers also recovered the knife used in the stabbing.