Man arrested for Corrina Mehiel murder ordered held without bond

A week after police say El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure killed a visiting artist, Toure was ordered held without bond after his presentment in court Tuesday afternoon.

Police first announced the death of 34-year-old Corrina Mehiel’s death at a press conference last week, in which Interim Police Chief Peter Newsham urged the community to come forward with any information relating to two recent murders involving young women.

Monday, days after the conference Toure, 28, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed and theft for his alleged involvement in Mehiel’s death.

According to police, they responded to an apartment on the 600 block of 14th St., NE on March 21 at around 4:20 p.m. Upon their arrival they found Mehiel’s lifeless body bound and stabbed.

Toure is expected in court April 11 for a preliminary hearing.


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