It was New Year’s Eve, so like lots of others in Miami, Jimmy Came and two friends headed out to a party. When they got there, the trio learned the event had been canceled.
The next few hours, though, really spiraled out of control, according to police, as 22-year-old Came and the female he was with got into a raging argument that ended in her being stabbed to death. After several hours of speaking to a witness and finally finding Came, police charged him with the crime.
Before sunrise on New Year’s Day, Came was charged with attempted aggravated battery and second-degree murder with a deadly weapon. He remained jailed Wednesday at the Turner Guilford Knight correctional facility and was denied bond.
According to information Miami police received from a witness, Came, the woman who was killed and a witness were in a Shorecrest apartment at 747 NE 83rd St., on Monday night before heading out to the party. When they found out it was canceled they headed back.
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Then, for some reason police haven’t explained, Came and the woman got into a screaming match. The witness told police Came grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed the woman repeatedly. Then, police said, Came kicked a door in the apartment off its hinges and fled.
Just after 11 p.m. Monday Came returned to the apartment, where police were waiting for him. Six hours later — after police tried but failed to get Came to admit to the crime — he was charged with the woman’s murder. It wasn’t immediately clear what the relationship was between the dead woman and Came.