Friends of Accused Bowie State Student Express Shock
(Washington Post) — Alexis Simpson had been distressed to leave Clark Atlanta University, where she attended last year as a freshman, friends said. And the 19-year-old wasn’t easily settling into a new life at Bowie State University, where she was randomly housed in a suite with three other students. “She said she hadn’t been comfortable with her roommate,” Simpson’s friend, BreYonna Conrad, 18, said on Saturday. “She said they had argued and it almost turned into a fight. She said the roommate would target her. She was thinking about leaving the dorm and just living at home because she didn’t want to deal with it anymore.” But her friends never imagined those tensions would turn deadly. Simpson is charged with murder in the Thursday night fatal stabbing of one of her suite mates, Dominique Frazier, 18, of Northeast Washington. She is expected to appear in court Monday.