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Austin woman charged with murder in stabbing death

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An Austin woman has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of her roommate last week.

A spokesperson for the Austin Police Department said officers were called to the Runnymede apartment complex on Rutland Drive just after 1 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Upon arrival, officers found two women with injuries. Both were transported to the hospital, where one died a short time later from stab wounds. The deceased was identified as 18-year-old Tyesha Taylor.

Authorities have charged the woman, 21-year-old Kennet Haywood with first degree murder in Taylor’s death.

Haywood is being held in the Travis County Jail at $1 million bond.

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