Woman charged with killing aunt in Ferguson apartment

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 28 at 11:32 PM

(KMOV.com) -- Police have arrested a woman accused of stabbing her 60-year-old aunt to death in a Ferguson apartment.

Rhonda Rhodes, 50, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Authorities said a maintenance worker was walking through the Parkridge Apartments in the 1300 block of Sharondale Cir. around 8 a.m. Thursday when he noticed a resident’s door open.

Police said he looked inside and found the body of Bernice Winston . Initial reports show she was fatally stabbed.

Authorities questioned Rhodes, who lived with Winston, immediately after the body was found. Charges were filed Thursday afternoon.

Rhodes remains in custody on a $250,000 bond.

 

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