The Journal Gazette
Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:00 am

Details of fatal attack emerge

Victim of stabbing identified

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

Alisha R. Lampkin and Tonisha T. Richardson were fighting around 1 p.m. Tuesday. When Richardson's boyfriend separated the women, he saw “all the blood,” according to documents filed Wednesday in Allen Superior Court. 

Lampkin, 27, of the 1700 block of North Wells Street, is charged with murder in the stabbing death of Richardson, 25, who was identified Wednesday by the Allen County coroner's office. 

Lampkin, who had dated the man and had a child with him, arrived at her former boyfriend's apartment around noon and was knocking at the door, court documents said. 

“Come outside or I'm poppin' her tires,” one text message to her former boyfriend read. 

The man told Richardson not to go outside and to ignore Lampkin and then went to the bathroom. He came out to see Richardson looking out the front window and then leaving to go outside. He went outside to prevent any kind of fight, but it was too late, he told police. 

The man, who had been dating Richardson for the past four months, told police Richardson “wasn't there” in her eyes and she started to wobble, according to court documents. He said he didn't think Richardson was outside longer than three seconds. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Lampkin told detectives Richardson had the knife but quickly admitted it was hers. Lampkin said she was scared when “Tonisha came at her and hit her so she stabbed her,” court documents said. 

While the man was trying to help Richardson, Lampkin got in her car and left, court records said.

Lampkin was being held at the Allen County Jail without bail. She has a court hearing Monday.

Richardson's death was declared the six homicide this year in Allen County.

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