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Women Stabbed, Beat Man Over Broken Cigarette

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Feb 3, 2009 5:20PM

2009_02_03_stabbing.jpg Yesterday, we mentioned the story of Tiffany Cox, Carmelita Hall, Roslind Ball, and Miesha Nelson, the four women accused of beating and stabbing a man - Morris Wilson - to death this weekend. Now, the details of exactly what the hell happened are coming to light and it scares us even more than before.

The four women and the victim...were playing cards and drinking in the apartment of one of the women in the 8100 block of South Drexel Avenue at about 2 a.m. Sunday, said Cook County Assistant State's Atty. LuAnn Snow during a bond hearing.

At some point the women began to argue with the man, Snow said. They were upset when Wilson broke one of their cigarettes, a police source said. The women ordered Wilson out, Snow said. As he left, Wilson threw a beer bottle at the front door, one of the women told police. The four women discussed among themselves how Wilson "disrespected" them and decided to find him and hurt him, the prosecutor said.

They found Wilson in the courtyard of 8147 S. Drexel, where they allegedly beat and stomped on him. One woman stabbed him repeatedly with a knife, then handed the weapon to another woman, who also stabbed him. A resident of the building saw the attack and yelled at the women, momentarily distracting them, allowing Wilson to escape to a nearby doorway. But within moments the women went to the doorway and continued attacking Wilson, the prosecutor said. They allegedly searched his pockets, took his coat and left.

Another disturbing detail: when police arrived on the scene, they followed a trail of blood in the snow back to the apartment where the card game had been. All four women have been charged with murder and armed robbery.