Woman who wanted to get back together with ex-boyfriend, now charged with his murder

Posted at 5:50 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 22:17:29-04

WARREN (WXYZ) — Bond for a 25-year-old Detroit woman accused in the deadly stabbing of her boyfriend has been set at $2 million.

"That's too much," said Eugene Washington, whose daughter has been charged with second-degree murder. "She's the victim."

Brianna Washington claims she stabbed her ex-boyfriend, Maurice Carpenter, in self-defense outside of his home in Warren Friday night.

Carpenter's roommate could hear Washington arguing about another woman being inside of his home, police said.

After she allegedly stabbed Carpenter once in the stomach, police say Washington drove him to a nearby hospital where she made inconsistent statements to hospital workers and then left.

Warren police tracked Washington down the next day at a house in Detroit where they arrested her without incident.

Warren Detective David Huffman told Judge Suzanne Faunce that in addition to Washington making false statements to hospital workers, she got rid of the knife, and they had to locate her the next day.

Huffman also said Washington has 15 open traffic warrants and a conviction for retail fraud on her record, and he fears she's a flight risk with her now facing a much more serious offense.

Judge Faunce said she was also concerned about Washington coming to court and set her bond at $2 million cash or surety.

Police are looking at surveillance video from the parking lot outside Carpenter's home to see whether it supports Washington's claim of self defense.