Washington, DC — A 27-year-old woman was stabbed to death in what appears to police to be a random attack while she was out walking a dog for a client.
Margery Magill had recently moved to D.C. and was walking the dog on Irving Street, near the MedStart Washington Hospital.
It was a little before 9:00 pm when Police say that a man ran up to the woman and stabbed her multiple times.
A local resident, Chris Chambers, said, “I heard a scream and then an ‘OH NO!’ and then another scream.”
Chambers said he ran outside to investigate.
“All we saw was a dog across the street with a leash and no human and we knew something was wrong,” he told the outlet.
“We looked down and we found the young lady on the sidewalk in front of our house bleeding.”
Magill was immediately taken to the nearby hospital, but she died of her wounds.
Police arrested Eliyas Aregahegne, 24, of Northwest, D.C., and charged him with first degree murder while armed with a weapon.
Police have no motive for the attack.
The suspect hasn’t given an explanation or entered any plea at this time.
Meanwhile, Magill’s family has stated that she had been to more than twenty countries in her life, was an experienced traveler, had lived in London, etc.
This isn’t something they expected to happen to their daughter at all, but certainly not while she was safe on American soil.
And that’s how violent criminals work.
They don’t follow any rules, they don’t obey laws.
Sometimes it’s totally random–as it seems to be in this case.
Washington, D.C. is known for its strict gun laws.
Laws that make it nearly impossible for young ladies like Magill to carry a gun for self-defense.
But Eliyas Aregahegne knew that, too.