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Pair convicted in card game stabbing death of Baltimore man

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Posted at 1:23 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 13:23:45-04

BALTIMORE — A fight during a card game led to a man being stabbed to death and his attackers facing lengthy prison sentences following their convictions in a Baltimore court, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office released in a statement.

Shennika Floyd was convicted of second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon, and Edward Capers was convicted of first-degree assault and assault with a deadly weapon in the July 5, 2018 stabbing death of David Daye.

Daye was found lying on the sidewalk in the 1900 block of West North Avenue, on the edge of the city’s Easterwood and Mondawmin neighborhoods, at roughly 12:38 a.m. on July 5, 2018. He later died of those stab wounds.

Detectives investigated and learned that Floyd was playing cars at a party that Daye also attended. Floyd lost a game, and several arguments broke out, including a physical fight between Floyd and Daye. After the brawl, Floyd left the party with a few other people.

Roughly 20 minutes later, Capers, Floyd’s “associate,” prosecutors said, returned to the party and punched Daye. As the two were about to square off and fight, Daye pulled out a pocket knife. At that time Floyd and other “associates” returned to the party and they, along with Capers, began chasing Daye and assaulting him. As Daye tried to escape, Floyd used a large dagger she had brought with her and stabbed him. Daye was able to get a hold of the dagger but he immediately fell, at which point Capers began beating him with a metal chair.

Capers and Floyd face a combined 68 years in prison when they are sentenced on June 14.