Cydrisse Alvin Sentenced to 35 Years for Killing Best Friend Amber Kent

Nearly two years after Amber Lynette Kent was fatally stabbed by her best friend Cydrisse Alvin, family members and loved ones are still asking themselves, “Why?” Alvin, 33, was sentenced Wednesday, to 35 years in prison for first-degree murder while armed in connection to the stabbing death of Kent in June 2012. Jurors found Alvin … Read more →

Cydrisse Alvin Found Guilty in June 2012 Murder of Amber Kent

Jurors found Cydrisse Alvin guilty Thursday of felony murder, saying that she fatally stabbed 28-year-old Amber Kent in Kent’s home in June 2012. Jurors deliberated approximately two days before announcing their verdict. Prosecutors had argued that Alvin, known as Meeka, knocked on Kent’s door, came inside, and stabbed Kent three times in front of Kent’s … Read more →

Jury Begins Deliberations in Cydrisse Alvin Murder Trial

Jurors began deliberating Tuesday in a first-degree murder case charging Cydrisse Alvin, who is also known as Meeka, with the June 2012 stabbing death of 28-year-old Amber Kent. During the five-day trial, prosecutors argued that Alvin knocked on Kent’s door, came inside, and stabbed Kent three times in front of Kent’s boyfriend Lamarzs Wilson and … Read more →

At Opening of Murder Trial, Prosecutors Say Friend Stabbed Amber Kent in Back, While Defense Turns Attention to Boyfriend

Prosecutors say they may never know why Cydrisse Alvin stabbed her best friend Amber Lynette Kent. But during opening arguments on Wednesday, Attorney Laura Worm told jurors that the evidence will show that Alvin stabbed Kent three times, twice in the back. Alvin’s defense attorneys say that their client is a “convenient scapegoat” for the … Read more →

Cydrisse Alvin Pleads Innocent to Murder of Amber Kent

Cydrisse Alvin, 31, was indicted Tuesday on a charge of first-degree premeditated murder while armed in connection with the stabbing death of her 28-year-old neighbor, Amber Lynette Kent. Alvin, also known as Meeka, was arraigned on the charge Friday and pleaded innocent. Prosecutors allege that on June 4, 2012, Alvin knocked on her neighbor’s door, … Read more →

Probable Cause Found In Amber Kent Murder

Cydrisse Alvin was ordered held today after Judge Ronna Beck found probable cause that Alvin stabbed her neighbor, Amber Kent, at the Southeast DC apartment building where they both lived. Alvin was arrested June 4 at Malcolm X Elementary School in Southeast DC. Prosecutors say that Alvin stabbed Kent in front of at least two … Read more →

Cydrisse Alvin Held on Murder Charge

Cydrisse Alvin was ordered held on a charge of second-degree murder while armed today after prosecutors submitted additional information about Alvin’s use of PCP. Alvin is suspected of fatally stabbing her neighbor, Amber Kent. She first appeared in court on the charge Tuesday but when prosecutors did not have information related to whether or not … Read more →

No Argument to Probable Cause in Amber Kent Stabbing, but Prosecutors Sent Back to Drawing Board on Cydrisse Alvin’s Detention

A DC woman suspected of fatally stabbing her friend and neighbor had her first appearance in DC Superior Court this afternoon; her attorney did not argue that there was not cause to believe that she committed the crime. Cydrisse Alvin was arrested Monday at Malcolm X Elementary School in Southeast DC. Prosecutors say that Alvin … Read more →

Links Roundup: Fatal Fight was Fueled by PCP, Two More in Custody After Streetfight

Details are emerging in a fatal stabbing that left 28-year-old Amber Lynette Kent dead Monday morning, and her neighbor in custody on suspicion of murder. Kent was found stabbed in the 3400 block of 13th Place, Southeast at about 9 a.m. Monday morning. Cydrisse Marcha-Marie Alvin was arrested at about 1:30 that afternoon on suspicion … Read more →

Cydrisse Marcha-Marie Alvin Arrested for Monday Stabbing Death of Amber Lynette Kent

A woman fatally stabbed in Southeast DC Monday morning has been identified as 28-year-old Amber Lynette Kent. Police have arrested 31-year-old Cydrisse Marcha-Marie Alvin in connection with the crime. Both women are from Southeast DC. Alvin is suspected of second-degree murder while armed. A press release from MPD is below. June 4, 2012 Arrest Made … Read more →

Cydrisse Marcha-Marie Alvin

Convicted by jury in the June 4, 2012, death of Amber Lynette Kent.