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SLAIN MAN, JAILED SUSPECT FROM BUFFALO, POLICE SAY

A Buffalo woman was arraigned on murder charges here Sunday in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend from Buffalo at Michigan State University.

Leshiala C. Redd, 22, was ordered jailed without bond after she was arraigned in Ingham County Court on charges of killing Anthony D. Frazier, 29, according to Sgt. Penny Fischer of the university police force.

Police said Frazier, of 203 Leroy Ave., and Ms. Redd, of 215 Wyoming Ave., were visiting the Spartan Village apartment complex when the stabbing took place during a quarrel about 3:45 a.m. Saturday.

Frazier died a short time later in Sparrow Hospital.

University police said the stabbing occurred after the couple quarreled about the lateness of Frazier's return to the apartment with another man after a night of socializing.

Neither was a student at the university, and they apparently had been staying with the other couple for the past several days.

The incident was the second involving a stabbing at the apartment complex, which houses about 5,000 people, since last October. In the first incident, a 19-year-old student wounded his 23-year-old girlfriend with a knife and then turned it on himself.

University President Peter McPherson called for a re-evaluation of the school's housing policy and stepped up police patrols after that incident.

Some law enforcement officials said the nature of Saturday's case was little more than a sign of the times.

"For a community our size -- though you wouldn't want to have any stabbings at all -- I don't think we're off the map," Lt. John McCandless said.

A preliminary hearing for Ms. Redd has been scheduled for Sept. 8.

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