Ramona Gray, suspect in stabbing death of Shemese Grant, expected in court Friday

Ramona M. Gray, charged with the stabbing death of Shemese Grant, is expected in court tomorrow, Sept. 17, at 9:30 a.m. for a preliminary hearing.

Gray, a 30-year-old woman from District Heights, MD., was arrested Sept. 1 by the Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force on suspicion of stabbing to death 31-year-old Shemese Grant, also known as “Tink,” of Southeast D.C. the day before.

Grant’s body was found when “officers of the Sixth District responded to the 1700 block of Good Hope Road, SE for the report of a stabbing,” said Metro Police. “Upon arriving, they located a victim suffering from stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to an area hospital where she was subsequently pronounced dead.”

Grant was buried Sept. 10 at the Fort Lincoln Cemetary.

She had a good sense of humor and a lovely smile. A smile that would light up the room. tink we love u and u will always be remember but never forgotten,” a friend wrote on Grant’s online obituary.

Gray is being held without bail and is represented by defense attorney Premal Dharia, according to D.C. Superior Court. Gray is charged with first-degree murder and assault with intent to kill.

Photos of a memorial for Grant at the crime scene.

Washington Post coverage.

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