Police charge man with murder of Waliyatou Amadou

Police have closed one of this year’s first murder cases.

Waliyatou Amadou, 23, was found in the hallway of a building suffering from multiple stab wounds. Amadou was taken to a hospital where she died from her injuries.

Wednesday night, police announced the arrest of Deangelo Thorne. Thorne, 27, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed.




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