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Murder indictments returned in 2 Roanoke homicides

Author: Neil Harvey / Source: Roanoke Times

Suspects in Roanoke’s sixth and seventh homicides of the year were indicted Monday on charges of murder.

Tina Marie Stevens was indicted on a charge of murder in Mulhauser’s death.

On May 23, numerous 911 calls reported a man with a wound to his neck, near the intersection of Eighth Street and Dale Avenue Southeast. The man, Mulhauser, was given a ride to the hospital but later died from his injuries.

Police have said they believe Mulhauser was involved in “an altercation” with an acquaintance, and a search warrant filed that week in Roanoke Circuit Court said a 911 dispatcher “could hear the girlfriend (Tina M. Stevens) in the background crying stating she had the knife, the victim took it from her and cut himself.”

Police spokesman Scott Leamon said Monday afternoon that Stevens had not yet been taken into custody.

Lacquaine Jamal Myers, 29, was directly indicted by a Roanoke grand jury on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Donye Smith.

Smith, 37 and a father of two, was critically injured the night of May 7 while in his car in the 1100 block of Loudon Avenue. Police have said a man approached his car, showed a gun and demanded Smith’s money. During their exchange, Smith was shot in the torso, according to the medical examiner’s office, and…

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