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Woman arrested for allegedly stabbing, killing woman in Spokane apartment appears in court

Spokane Police arrested 30-year-old Ashley Garrity for second-degree murder in a fatal stabbing that occurred Sept. 14.

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Police Department (SPD) arrested a woman they believe is responsible for a stabbing that left one woman dead on Sept. 14.

SPD arrested 30-year-old Ashley Garrity on Saturday night.

SPD received information of Garrity's whereabouts and officers located her near N. Maple and W. Maxwell in West Central Spokane. Garrity ran from officers but was quickly caught and arrested without further incident.

Garrity is charged with second-degree murder and has been booked in Spokane County jail. She appeared in the Spokane County District Court on Monday, where a judge set her bond at $1 million. Garrity will appear next in Spokane County Superior Court.

Police report just before midnight on Sept. 13, they received a call about a stabbing at an apartment near East 1st Avenue and South Division Street.

When officers arrived at the apartment building, they found an adult woman with a stab wound. Officers tried to save the woman but she died at the scene.

A witness told police that she was in the victim's room with another woman, later identified as Garrity before the stabbing happened. According to the witness, the victim got into an argument with Garrity about "drama". The victim then told Garrity to leave her room, at which point she did.

The witness said Garrity was holding a plate of food as she was leaving the bedroom, which the victim told her to leave behind. The witness told police the two began to physically fight near the front door in the kitchen when she heard the victim say, "You stabbed me."

According to court documents, the witness saw the fight but did not see the actual stabbing.

The witness told police she pushed Garrity out of the apartment and locked the door. The victim then showed the witness the stab wound in her chest, at which point the witness ran across the hall of the apartment complex to find someone to call 911.

As the witness did this, Garrity asked how the victim was doing, according to court documents.

Another witness who lives in the apartment complex told police that Garrity came into their apartment with an unknown man earlier in the night. Garrity was reportedly carrying several bags and containers with her belongings inside.

The unknown man fell asleep on the witness' couch and Garrity left, according to documents. Sometime later, Garrity walked back into the apartment and said something about her going to jail and that the cops were coming.

Garrity then woke up the unknown man and said, "We gotta go," "I'm going to prison," and something about getting into a fight with the victim, according to the witness. Garrity grabbed some blankets and a backpack before she and the unknown man left the apartment, leaving many of their items behind.

This is a developing story. KREM 2 News will update this story with more details as they become available.

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