Stephanie Lawson Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter in Death of Karen Jordan

Stephanie Lawson, 44, pleaded guilty Friday to voluntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of 49-year-old Karen Jordan on August 27, 2011. Lawson faces up to 30 years in prison. She was initially charged with first-degree murder. In a preliminary hearing held in October 2011, prosecutors argued that Lawson stabbed Jordan in an argument over a … Read more →

Stephanie Lawson Pleads Innocent to First-Degree Murder Charge in Karen Jordan’s Stabbing

Stephanie Lawson pled innocent on Friday to a charge of first-degree murder while armed in the stabbing death of Karen Jordan. Lawson was originally arrested under suspicion of second-degree murder. At a preliminary hearing, MPD Detective Norma Horne said Lawson, Jordan and each of their significant others were drinking heavily at Lawson’s home on the … Read more →

Fight over $20 Debt led to Karen Jordan’s Death, Detective Says

Bloody glass, bloody carpet, bloddy slippers and a bloody ten-dollar bill. That’s what detectives found at Stephanie Lawson’s home late at night on August 27, 2011. At a preliminary hearing Thursday, Detective Norma Horne narrowed in on that $10 bill. It was the reason, police believe, that Lawson stabbed, and killed, Karen Jordan, Horne said. … Read more →

Woman Charged in Fatal Stabbing Had Court Order to Stay Away from Victim

The woman suspected of fatally stabbing Karen Jordan in a Northeast D.C. apartment on Saturday evening had been ordered by the court to stay away from her while awaiting trial for assaulting her. Stephanie Lawson appeared in DC Superior Court Monday to be presented with a charge of second-degree murder in connection with Jordan’s death. … Read more →

Two Homicides in 24 Hours a “Cause for Concern,” 1D Commander Says

MPD’s First District Commander Danny Hickson sent a message today about the two homicides that took place within 24 hours in 1D this weekend. He wrote: This weekend the First District experienced two homicide within 24 hours; the first occurred Friday night in the 1300 block of Emerald St NE and the second occurred Saturday … Read more →

In Northeast DC, One Woman Dead, another Arrested, in Stabbing

UPDATED MPD reports that one woman was fatally stabbed and another arrested in connection with the crime this weekend in Northeast D.C. According to a message from MPD, 49-year-old Karen Jordan was found stabbed in the 400 block of 16th Street Northeast at about 9:43 Saturday night. She was taken to a hospital where she … Read more →

Stephanie Lawson

Pleaded guilty in the Aug. 27, 2011, death of Karen Jordan.