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Woman stabbed to death in Gentilly Woods neighborhood; 19-year-old arrested

Alvin Severin Jr., 19.
Alvin Severin Jr., 19.(NOPD)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 7:44 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2021 at 10:54 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Police have arrested a man accused of fatally stabbing a woman Monday night.

The stabbing happened in the 500 block of De Bore Circle on July 19 around 5:05 p.m.

Police say the victim got into a verbal altercation with Alvin Severin Jr. when he armed himself with a knife and stabbed her multiple times.

Police have identified the victim, who was pronounced dead on the scene, as Alliyah Staes, 19.

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Police apprehended Severin at the scene. He was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on a second-degree murder charge.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to call NOPD Homicide Unit Det. Thaddeus Williams at 504-658-5300.

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