Yvonne Simms was released Saturday after a judge ruled there was not enough evidence to hold the her.
Simms, 50, is suspected of stabbing 49-year-old Kenyatta Jordan, her husband.
On Monday, U.S. Attorney’s Office Spokesman William Miller said Simms remains charged with second-degree murder while armed, despite her release. “The issue regarding detention is a separate matter,” Miller said in an email. “The case remains pending and is moving forward.”
According to charging documents, Simms approached police in the 2200 block of Prout Street Southeast at around 12:05 a.m. Saturday, told officers that she had stabbed her husband, then gave officers her address. Simms made several statements indicating that her husband hit her.
“He keep beating on me” and “He slammed me into the glass and against the wall,” Simms told police.
“It wasn’t the first time it happened, but it will be the last time.” Simms said, according to the documents. “[I’m] not gonna let him keep on beating me.”
Simms told police she stabbed Jordan “because he was a big dude,” the arrest documents say. Police did not notice any visible injuries to Simms’ head or face, according to documents.
“I didn’t have to say nothing, I stopped the police myself, I could of kept walking,” Simms said, “Y’all would never known that b**ch was in there bleeding to death.”
According to charging documents, Simms said the knife she used to stab Jordan was in her purse. Police ordered her to drop her purse and recovered a bloody knife with a four-inch blade.
When police arrived to Simms’ address, they found a trail of blood from the front door to the bedroom, to the kitchen, and continued to an rear back porch area, documents say. Police reported that a glass panel from the sliding door between the kitchen and porch was shattered.
Officers found Jordan in the enclosed porch, unconscious and unresponsive. Jordan, who was suffering from a knife wound to the chest, was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead shortly after.
According to charging documents, a witness heard a loud noise and a women’s voice state, “Don’t you ever put your hands on me again,” followed by arguing coming from the apartment unit where Jordan’s body was later found.
Documents say Simms knocked on the witness’s door and told the witness that Jordan was “hitting on her.” The witness responded that they didn’t want to get involved and documents say later told police they “did not observe any visible injuries” on Simms.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 24 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Russell Canan.
Charging documents are below.