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Woman murders roomate with bread knife over $10

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has recently made a significant stride in a fatal stabbing case that transpired earlier this month in the city of Seat Pleasant.

The diligent efforts of the investigators have led to the identification and arrest of one suspect, while the manhunt for a second suspect is still underway, as reported by NBC Washington.

Unraveling the details of the crime

The unfortunate victim of this heinous act was a 62-year-old gentleman named Mervyn Daniel, who resided in Capitol Heights. The suspects, who intriguingly shared the same residence as Daniel, have been identified as Jesse Culley, aged 37, and Raykia Poston, aged 21, both hailing from Capitol Heights.

On the fateful afternoon of July 8, 2023, patrol officers from both the Seat Pleasant Police Department and the Prince George’s County Police Department were summoned to the 5900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Highway.

The call was in response to a reported stabbing incident. Upon their arrival, they discovered a grim scene.

Daniel was found in an unresponsive state inside a local restaurant, suffering from a severe stab wound from a restaurant bread knife. He was immediately rushed to the hospital, but despite the best efforts of the medical team, he was later pronounced dead.

Charges leveled and current status of the suspects

Through meticulous investigation and gathering of evidence, the detectives were able to zero in on both Culley and Poston as the prime suspects in this casee.

Poston is currently facing grave charges of first-degree murder and related charges for her alleged involvement in the stabbing of Daniel. Culley, on the other hand, has been charged with being an accessory after the fact.

The preliminary findings of the investigation suggest that the fatal stabbing was the unfortunate culmination of a heated dispute over a missing $10.

As it stands, Culley has been apprehended and is currently in the custody of the Department of Corrections. However, Poston remains elusive, and an arrest warrant has been issued against her. The police are appealing to the public for any information that could lead to her capture.

Public assistance sought in the investigation

The detectives involved in the case can be reached at 301-516-2512. In addition, anyone with information that could aid the investigation can also reach out to Crime Solvers by dialing 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), visiting their website at, or by using the “P3 Tips” mobile app.

The police have assured that the identity of the informants will be kept confidential. The case number to refer to is 23-0039917.

The Prince George’s County Police Department is leaving no stone unturned to apprehend the second suspect and ensure justice for the victim.

They are hopeful that with the assistance of the public, they will be able to locate Poston soon.


  • The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has made significant progress in a fatal stabbing case in Seat Pleasant, leading to the arrest of one suspect.
  • The victim, Mervyn Daniel, was found in an unresponsive state in a restaurant and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
  • The suspects, Jesse Culley and Raykia Poston, shared the same residence as the victim.
  • Culley is currently in custody and has been charged with being an accessory after the fact, while Poston, who is charged with first-degree murder, remains at large.
  • The police are urging anyone with information on Poston's whereabouts to contact them or Crime Solvers.

We urge you to share this article on Twitter and Facebook to help spread the word and assist the police in their search for the second suspect. Your small act could play a significant role in ensuring justice for Mervyn Daniel.

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Written By: Rampart Stonebridge

I'm Rampart Stonebridge, a curious and passionate writer who can't get enough of true crime. As a criminal investigative journalist, I put on my detective hat, delving deep into each case to reveal the hidden truths. My mission? To share engaging stories and shed light on the complexities of our mysterious world, all while satisfying your curiosity about the intriguing realm of true crime.
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