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Court Docs: North Spokane man stabbed through the heart

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The two women charged with murdering a 36-year-old man Wednesday evening in North Spokane, made their first appearance in court Friday afternoon.

Selena Akridge-Davis and Tanessa Wilturner are both charged with the second degree murder of Demetrius Hoskins. Court documents show Wilturner's young daughter saw the fatal stabbing. Records indicate Wilturner and the victim were engaged and living with Akridge-Davis.

Documents state the women initially told detectives Hoskins was stabbed while they were making a grocery run at a nearby Safeway. They claimed two, possibly three men, attacked him. Detectives found no blood where that alleged attack occurred and witnesses lead them back to where the apartment where the three were living. A search warrant turned up a "large bloody kitchen knife…hidden behind a plastic bin in the closet off the living room" according to court records.

The medical examiner found the victim was stabbed one time, with the knife going through part of his heart.

Eventually, records show Selena Akridge-Davis eventually admitted to stabbing Hoskins in the chest. They state Tanessa Wilturner "admitted to detectives that she ordered her (young daughter) to lie about the incident." The child later admitted that she saw Akridge-Davis stab the victim in the chest.

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