A 31-year-old man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend on an East Baltimore sidewalk Monday.
Police say four witnesses saw Shakarian Frazier stab 48-year-old Mary Williams during an argument in the 2000 block of E. Oliver. Police recovered a knife from steps of a vacant home near a large pool of blood.
Police wrote in charging documents that Frazier and Williams had a long history of domestic violence, though court records show that they never sought intervention from police or the court system.
Williams' daughter Michelle Thornton told The Sun that Frazier had recently been released from jail, where he had been held on a gun charge.
Records show he received a 20-year sentence in 2007 for a drug charge, but all but four months were suspended. Since then he was convicted of possessing drugs and a shotgun, receiving two years in prison. Because the offense was not considered a crime of violence, he was released after about eight months.
Thornton said that Frazier had become abusive upon returning home from jail. "He never put his hands on my mother until my grandfather passed away," she said.