Charges have been upgraded to murder against a woman accused of stabbing a man last week in Jersey City.
According to authorities, on November 13th, charges against Lateefa Rabb, 34, of Jersey City, were upgraded to include Murder after the victim of a knife attack died from his injuries.
Police arrested Rabb at approximately 4 p.m. at the Hudson County Correctional Facility by detectives from the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit
According to authorities, on October 20th, at approximately 7:20 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of a male who was bleeding in an apartment located at 191 Academy Street in Jersey City. Upon arrival, police officers found a victim bleeding from his chest.
The victim was later identified as Carl Salisbury, 57, of Jersey City. EMS treated Salisbury at the scene and then transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he received treatment for stab wounds to his chest and back until he succumbed to his injuries. Salisbury was pronounced dead at JCMC shortly after 12:20 p.m. on November 4th.
Following a brief investigation conducted by the Jersey City Police Department, officers arrested Rabb. She was initially charged with Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.
A judge ordered Rabb be held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny and has been there since her arrest on October 30.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.