CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - Chesapeake Police have made an arrest after a woman was found stabbed in a home Thursday.
J. K. Mathews with the Chesapeake Police Department said officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Welcome Road around 3:30 p.m. to check on an individual. The woman, 22-year-old Avatiena Wesley, was found with a stab wound and transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police said Wesley was at her mother's house when she got into a fight with her mother's roommate, 27-year-old Krystal Martin. Police said Martin stabbed Wesley.
Martin was arrested and charged with first degree murder.
"She didn't deserve it, first of all, and just to see somebody's life, so young, just gone," said Wesley's aunt Tracie McRae.
McRae was there as her niece took her final breaths.
"It's indescribable witnessing somebody fighting for their life," McRae added. "It's an image that I will never be able to get out of my head."
McRae says she was at the Welcome Road home with her sister and her sister's friend Thursday night. There was an argument between her sister and the friend.
"She jumped my sister and started beating her face with a phone," McRae said.
A Chesapeake police officer came out to the apartment on Welcome Road. The officer calmed things down. He was still sitting out front in his car when Wesley arrived at the house. She went in and questioned why the friend hit her mom.
"At that time, the woman jumps up and she goes swinging," McRae added. "She (Wesley) stepped back, and I noticed the blood."
McRae says Wesley was stabbed and she collapsed. The 22-year-old-died as crews rushed her to the hospital.
"I'm just hurt, and I'm sorry that it happened," said Wesley's great-aunt Estilla McGilberry.
Family showed up at the home in disbelief that Wesley was gone. They say she just graduated from Tidewater Community College and started a job as nurse.
"She wanted to do something that impacts somebody, so that's why she took up nursing," McGilberry added.
Family members say Wesley was young mother to a little boy.
"I just ask everyone to pray for our family because this is going to bring a great impact," McGilberry said.
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