Woman arrested in fatal SF stabbing

January 5, 2009 12:31:35 PM PST
San Francisco police on Friday arrested a 27-year-old woman suspected of fatally stabbing an 18-year-old man during an apparent domestic dispute last week, authorities said.

DeEbony Smith was booked on a murder charge Friday morning, according to sheriff's department spokeswoman Eileen Hirst.

Smith is accused of stabbing Lazarus Pickett Tuesday morning outside a home in the 600 block of Larch Way in the city's Western Addition neighborhood.

Pickett was found by police at about 10 a.m., and was pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital later that day.

Police have described the pair as girlfriend and boyfriend but have not discussed details of the case.

Smith is expected to be arraigned in San Francisco Superior Court on Tuesday, according to the district attorney's office.


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