DAILYKENN.com --A 65-year-old white woman was shopping at a dollar store in the St. Louis, Missouri area when she was fatally stabbed by a black woman.
Reports say the victim, Marybeth Gaeng, was stabbed repeatedly in the head.
Arrested for the crime is Cameka Cathey, 34. She is accused of retrieving knives from the store shelves before repeatedly stabbing her victim.
Many low-IQ individuals suffer from low impulse control.
100 years ago Cathey would have been lynched by an angry mob. That's not an endorsement of lynching, but serves to note how the attitudes of white Americans have changed over three generations. That, in turn, raises the question: Who convinced us that it whites have a moral imperative to tolerate violence against them? How were they convinced?
From stltoday.com ▼ Denise Hollinshed
A Tennessee woman grabbed two knives from the shelf at a Family Dollar store here Tuesday and began stabbing a customer in the head, fatally wounding the victim.
Cameka Cathey, 34, of Memphis, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the attack. She is accused of stabbing Marybeth Gaeng, 65, inside the Family Dollar Store at 9730 St. Charles Rock Road.
Cathey entered the Family Dollar store and retrieved two knives from the shelf, according to court documents. She then approached Gaeng and stabbed her in the head. While employees were trying to help Gaeng, Cathey stabbed her in the head again.
Police said the two were strangers.
“They did not know each other,” Police Chief John Griffin said. “There was no conversation, nothing, during that time. She just approached the victim and just started stabbing the victim in the face and the head area.”
Gaeng was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Griffin and an officer who responded to the stabbing call found Cathey at a gas station near the Family Dollar.
“We observed the perpetrator exiting the store with some paper towels wiping the blood off her hands,” Griffin said.
Police later found both steak knives believed to have been used in the attack on the parking lot of the Family Dollar, where Cathey said she had dropped them, Griffin said.
Cathey had been in police custody twice over the weekend, including once for allegedly stealing a car from an auto shop in Breckendrige Hills, Griffin said, but he was unsure of when exactly she was arrested.
“She got arrested for possession of stolen property, she was in a stolen car,” Griffin said. She was released while charges were being considered, he said.
“That was a misdemeanor case and she was released pending warrant application,” he said.
Marvin Johnson, a manager at Mr. J’s Auto Repair Center in Breckenridge Hills, said Cathey broke into the shop and stole a Dodge Avenger about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Staff and police were notified of the break-in by an alarm system, he said.
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