Police charge woman with murdering husband at Johns Hopkins Hospital


Baltimore police charged a woman with first degree murder for fatally stabbing her husband during an altercation at Baltimore-based The Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Investigators reported to the hospital just before 2:15 p.m. Friday following reports of a death at the hospital. Johns Hopkins staff told police Anita Jones, 30, and her husband Christopher Yancey Sr., 33, had been arguing as they waited for their son to undergo a procedure at the facility. Hospital administrators claimed Ms. Jones came out of the room and told staff Mr. Yancey had cut himself, CBS News Baltimore states.

Hospital staff reportedly went into the room and found Mr. Yancey with cuts to his upper body. Officials pronounced him dead "a short time later," according to CBS News Baltimore.

Upon arrival, police conducted an investigation and determined Mr. Yancey's injuries were "not consistent with an apparent suicide," CBS News Baltimore states. Police did not find a weapon at the scene. Administrators told police Ms. Jones had left the hospital just before investigators arrived.

Police obtained a warrant and arrested Ms. Jones Saturday and charged her with the murder of Mr. Yancey. Investigators have still not located the murder weapon as of Oct. 16.

"Baltimore City Police are investigating the death of a visitor that occurred in a patient room today. This was an isolated incident and at no time were patients, staff or other visitors in danger. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased. Since this is a police investigation, we must defer all inquiries to them," a spokesperson for The Johns Hopkins Hospital told CBS News Baltimore.

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