Asia Moore was ordered held Thursday on a charge of second-degree murder while armed pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 15, in connection with the stabbing death of 23-year-old Marvin Harvey.
Arrest documents state that on July 3 police responded to a home on Blaine St. in Northeast DC at 2:22 p.m. They found Moore, 22, with her boyfriend, Harvey, who was unconscious and laying on the basement floor.
Moore told police that she was doing Harvey’s hair in the basement when they began to argue about phone calls that were on her phone to another man. Harvey got upset and began punching her in the face and kicking her in the body, she said.
Moore said she ran to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and said, “If you hit me again I’m going to stab you.”
Harvey charged at her, and Moore blocked his attempt to punch her in the face. Moore then swung the knife, stabbing Harvey in the left side of is chest, she said. He was unarmed.
After being stabbed, Harvey complained that he couldn’t breathe, Moore said she didn’t believe him at first, and made “other phone calls,” waiting 30 minutes before calling the police.
Harvey was taken to Prince George’s County Hospital where he was pronounced dead that same day at 3:06 p.m.
Police say Moore had a bite mark on her arm, but no other visible injuries were found.
Charging documents have been added to this story.