Murder Charge Filed Against St. Paul High School Stabbing Suspect
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - Court documents indicate the murder last Friday at St. Paul's Harding High school was captured on a surveillance camera video.
A juvenile petition was filed in Ramsey County Court today charging 16-year-old Nosakhere Holmes with second-degree murder. The Ramsey County Attorney's Office also filed a petition to certify Holmes as an adult.
The charging document says an assistant principal at Harding High School witnessed the fatal stabbing. The school administrator told St. Paul police investigators that he was patrolling the halls when he came upon Holmes and 15-year-old Devon Scott fighting. A third student then joined the scuffle, fighting against Holmes with Scott, while the assistant principal called for help.
According to the court record, another school staff member arrived and worked with the assistant principal to separate the fighting students. That's when Holmes allegedly produced a knife and stabbed Scott in the chest and stomach. The school security camera video then shows Scott collapsing in the hallway.
St. Paul police previously reported that school staff members were administering first aid to the stabbing victim when officers arrived at the scene around 11:45 AM on Friday. Scott was placed in an ambulance and was rushed to Regions Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Holmes was arrested by the school's security staff and a search resulted in the discovery and seizure of a bloodied 4-inch knife.
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