Victim of fatal bus stabbing identified, remembered fondly

The woman accused of stabbing a woman to death on a Detroit bus has turned herself in.

Killed in the attack was a 50-year-old Charla Williams who lived just a stone's throw away from the attack at West Grand Boulevard and Rosa Parks. A neighbor who wished to remain anonymous, remembers Williams well.

"She was sweet, she was nice, she didn't bother anybody," said the woman. "She would come over if she had any trinkets or anything for my daughter, she would bring things over to her."

Williams, who used a walker, was killed in cold blood on a Detroit Department of Transportation bus Wednesday afternoon.

A bystander recorded the aftermath.

Investigators say Williams and the alleged culprit Tiffanie Edwards, 29, got into an argument. It escalated into Edwards allegedly stabbing the woman several times in the chest and face with a knife.

"I'm really saddened that it happened to her," the neighbor said. "That's my neighbor and I love her."

Edwards is now in police custody after turning herself in to police Thursday. It is not her first run-in with the law.

In 2012 she was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assaulting a police officer. She pleaded no contest to the former charge and was convicted and sentenced to probation on the latter.

Edwards will face a judge for this crime Friday morning.

Edwards is expected to be charged with first degree murder. If convicted on that charge she'll spend the rest of her life behind bars.
 

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