Preliminary court date set for Henrico County woman who admitted to killing girlfriend

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The woman who walked into the Richmond Police Department Thursday morning and confessed to killing her girlfriend was in court Friday morning.

A preliminary hearing date was set for Sheena Yolanda Wilson on January 20th in the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in Henrico.

Police said they interviewed the woman and then took her into custody before sending officers to the Viviana Hall Townhomes around 7 a.m. for a welfare check. When they arrived at the scene at 815 Pleasant Street, they found a deceased woman in bed.


Police have since identified the victim as 26-year-old Ava Latae Tucker.

Wilson, has been charged with second-degree murder.


Neighbors told 8News Tucker was stabbed to death, although police have yet to confirm a cause.

One neighbor who worked with Wilson said he was at a loss for words after learning what had happened.

a18c7cfa642848ca96c3dbf124d1c0d6“It’s just crazy because we were just at work last night, and to come home and find this out, it’s shocking,” Brian Miller said. “It’s something I don’t understand. I can’t put it in words.

“To the family of the victim, I’m sorry for your loss. I’ll be praying for yall and hope you can get through it.”

Another neighbor, Kim Jackson, lives next door to where the incident occurred and was also shocked.

“I never would have expected that from either one,” she aid. “They’re very quiet, very polite.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Henrico Police at (804) 501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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