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Violence Against Women Update: Her Roommate Stabbed Her Over and Over

Posted on | January 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Violence Against Women Update: Her Roommate Stabbed Her Over and Over

Police say Luisa Cutting (left) stabbed Alexa Cannon (right) more than 30 times.

Radford University is a state school in southwestern Virginia, about 45 miles down I-81 from Roanoke, and the campus was shocked this week when a senior student was stabbed to death by her roommate:

A Radford University student was accused of stabbing a fellow student to death Thursday, police announced.
Luisa Ines Tudela Harris Cutting, 21, of Jeffersonton, Virginia, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. A search warrant said officers responded to an apartment near the school and were met by a woman covered in blood. The warrant said the woman told officers to arrest her and admitted to the slaying.
“I killed her,” the woman said, according to the warrant.
The woman was on the floor with a butcher knife “sticking out of her mouth,” the Roanoke Times reported, citing the search warrant. . . .
The arrest warrant listed the victim as Alexis Cannon, who was a student at the Virginia school, the Roanoke Times reported.

Police say Cannon was stabbed more than 30 times and, while they have not said what the motive might have been, the New York Post rather artfully understates one obvious aspect of the case: “Posts on Cannon’s social media pages indicate that the girls had a close relationship.”

“I met this girl two years ago online and somehow we ended up living across from each other for a year, this summer she was equivalent to my mom in Cancun. And unimaginably she still puts up with me and now we’re living together next year. Love you more Lu and everyone pray that we don’t kill each other this year,” Cannon said on Instagram in March.
A post on Cannon’s Facebook page from July read: “So incredibly proud of my best friend, Luisa Cutting for becoming Latinos Student Alliance’s President! I know you’re going to be amazing with everything you do! Love you more!!”
“Love you so so much,” Cutting wrote in response to Cannon’s Facebook post.

Yes, “the girls had a close relationship,” so to speak. Here are a few photos of the couple from the deceased girl’s Instagram page:






Just a “close relationship” between two college girls, one of whom stabbed the other more than 30 times, according to police. It would be wrong to engage in speculation about the motive. WFIR reports that police “seized pills, smoking devices and grinders from Cutting’s bedroom along with a brown chalk-like substance from the kitchen,” according to the arrest warrant, and it’s possible the accused killer just had a bad drug experience. To suggest that perhaps this was a lover’s quarrel would be mere guesswork, which is not responsible journalism. And of course, the Women and Gender Studies faculty at Radford University will probably find a way to blame the patriarchy.

(Hat-tip: Kirby McCain on Twitter.)




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