Week in Springfield: Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing

Week in Springfield: Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing

A 34-year-old Louisiana man has been charged with second degree murder from July 27 morning’s stabbing in Springfield. He remains under guard by officers as he receives treatment from a nearby hospital. Upon his release, he will be taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and held with no bond.

This is the county’s sixth homicide of 2019.

Franconia Police Major Crimes Bureau and Crime Scene Section detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the stabbing death of a woman in Springfield in the morning of July 27 at the Hilton Hotel at 6550 Loisdale Road. Officers responded at 3 a.m. for a call for help. When officers arrived, they found a man in a room with injuries to his upper body and Toni Newkirk, 55, of Louisiana, dead as a result of the stabbing. The man was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries but is now stable.

Newkirk and the man are known to each other and there is no threat to the public safety.