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Frostburg Student Killed, Another Jailed In Stabbing

Senior Shanee Liggins is accused of stabbing and killing fellow Frostburg State University student Kortneigh McCoy.
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Senior Shanee Liggins is accused of stabbing and killing fellow Frostburg State University student Kortneigh McCoy.

A 19-year-old Frostburg State University student is dead after police believe she was stabbed in the neck by another student early Sunday morning.

Kortneigh McCoy, of Baltimore, was found bleeding from a stab-wound to the neck on Maple Street in Frostburg, Md. around 1:30 a.m. and was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, reports NBC Washington.

Shane Liggins, 23, is being charged with first- and second-degree murder in connection with the case, and is currently being held without bail.

Liggins told investigators that the incident began at a party she was holding in her off-campus housing. She had an altercation with a group in her kitchen, where she says that one of them brandished a knife. She says she kicked the group, which included McCoy, out of the apartment, where she says McCoy was then stabbed by one of the men.

Other witnesses in the case claim that McCoy followed the group out of her apartment after brandishing a knife herself, where she got in a fight with McCoy. It was during this fight, they allege, that McCoy wound up on the ground with a knife-wound to her neck.

McCoy and Liggins were both students at Frostburg State University. The school’s president, Jonathan Gibraltar, expressed sadness in a statement on the school’s website. Counselors will be on hand to speak with students today if anyone wishes to talk, according to the university.


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