Fatal stabbing suspect arraigned on murder charge

August 26, 2010 4:35:52 PM PDT
A woman suspected of stabbing to death her estranged boyfriend in Oakland last Thursday appeared in court this morning to be arraigned on a murder charge but did not enter a plea, Alameda County Chief Deputy District Attorney Tom Rogers said.

Tamara Warren, 39, was arrested earlier this week for the fatal stabbing of Wallace Scott, a 54-year-old transient from Oakland. The stabbing occurred in the 1100 block of Ocean Avenue, near Alcatraz and San Pablo avenues, at about 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 19, police said.

Warren, an Oakland resident, had been sought by investigators over the weekend and surrendered to police Monday evening, police Officer Holly Joshi said today.

Warren was previously in a relationship with Scott, who lived in his truck, Rogers said.

Rogers alleged that Warren became jealous after seeing Scott in the truck with another woman. He said she opened the door of the truck and stabbed him, then fled.

Scott was transported to a local hospital but later succumbed to his injuries. The other woman, who was in the truck at the time of the stabbing, was uninjured, Rogers said.

Warren was arraigned this morning at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse but did not enter a plea. She is also eligible to be sentenced according to the state's three strikes law after previous convictions in two separate cases of residential burglary and arson, Rogers said.

Warren is being held without bail in the Santa Rita Jail. The plea hearing is scheduled for Sept. 20.


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