Felon allegedly stabbed 18-year-old woman to death at BART station

Felon allegedly stabbed 18-year-old woman to death at BART station

"From then on, I was caring for my sister", Wilson told ABC7 News on Monday, speaking outside a family member's home with a bandage on her neck.

'My daughter called me, crying hysterically, I couldn't understand what she was talking about. She says she told Nia she loved her. "I got you, you're my baby sister", Wilson told Nia.

"My daughter was everything to me she was so handsome, so inspirational", Muhammad told KRON on Wednesday.

Ebony Monroe, a cousin of the victims, said her cousins were returning home in Oakland after celebrating Nia's late boyfriend's birthday.

Prosecutors in Northern California say a paroled robber faces murder and attempted murder charges in the attack at a subway station against two sisters that left one of them dead. "And we need the community", Allums said.

The two other attacks are also being treated as homicides.

Grayson said she's dealing with a mixture of emotions, but says one thing is clear to her: BART failed her family and the community. Investigators also recovered valuable evidence at the scene of the crime.

At the vigil, Nia's father says the image of his youngest child's body lying under a tarpaulin on the train platform is an image he will never forget and he wants the killer caught. "But he just stood there, like it was nothing". Nia's nickname according to her family was PG, short for pretty girl.

"Thank God, missed the veins", she said. The Wilson sisters are black. Also that she wanted to have a dance studio and her own makeup line. She played basketball (at Oakland High)... Still she's focused on Nia. "We will bring this suspect to justice".

Officials closed the station after the attack. Cowell was on board and was arrested without incident.

Ching Wong  SFBayThousands of people march before a candlelight vigil for Nia Wilson on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland Calif. on Monday
Ching Wong SFBayThousands of people march before a candlelight vigil for Nia Wilson on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland Calif. on Monday

Officers were in the station and responded quickly, but Cowell managed to flee the scene. The second is a previous booking photo, and the third is from the night of the stabbing. (Officers) asked him what his name was. The arrest comes as a huge relief for the Bay Area, where the random attack has triggered outrage and protest.

Following the killing of Wilson, protesters took to the streets of Oakland and demanded the police investigate the killing as a racially motivated attack. It wasn't immediately known if Cowell had a lawyer. Monroe said. "And he did this for no reason".

Audio of dispatchers recorded by Broadcastify and obtained by the East Bay Times reflected the attack's chaotic aftermath.

Police still don't have a motive.

He said Cowell hasn't been connected to any radical or white supremacist groups, although he added: "We are going to explore all options and all possibilities".

The Oakland sisters were stabbed in their necks on Sunday, July 22, leaving Letifah hospitalized and Nia dead from the injuries she sustained that night.

'I want justice for my daughter.

They made a decision to take a BART train home from a family gathering, Lahtifa Wilson told ABC 7. As the Mayor of Oakland, it's important I acknowledge that this horrific crime has a context. "We don't know what it was, but we're asking the African American community to stand down right now", he said at the press conference with Rojas.

Awful news coming out of Oakland, California... "That's what we're out here doing, supporting our family".




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