Charges: Woman accused of fatal stabbing said victim 'was bothering her all day'

The 39-year-old woman has been charged with murder.
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The fatal stabbing in the Minneapolis theater district on Saturday night happened after two women got into an argument on Hennepin Avenue.

Shermeika Franklin, 39, has been charged with the 2nd-degree murder of Mesheka Willis, 42, on the 800 block of Hennepin Ave., and will make her first court appearance Thursday.

According to a criminal complaint, Franklin and Willis were seen getting into an argument and were "circling one another for a brief period," with surveillance footage showing Willis suddenly stagger away before falling to the ground.

She had been stabbed in the chest, with police arriving to find several bystanders giving her first aid.

She died at Hennepin County Medical Center just before 10:30 p.m.

Franklin was arrested at a friend's apartment on Hawthorne Avenue, and when quizzed by police said that Willis "was bothering her all day."

She said Willis had "punched her in the chin," and admitted pulling out a knife and stabbing her once in the chest.

After that, she went to a nearby Pizza Hut, where she broke the knife and threw it away.

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