Deadly Affection

Oct. 24, 2014

400 block of S. Walton Walker Blvd., Dallas

7:58 a.m.

  • Age: 24
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: Black
  • Manner of Death: Stabbing
  • Location: Apartment
  • Address: 400 block of S. Walton Walker Blvd.
  • City: Dallas
  • Neighborhood's Average Household Income: $44,326
Marietta Shaw killed Oct. 24, 2014

Police found Marietta Shaw, 24, stabbed to death in the West Oak Cliff apartment she shared with her young children.

A witness told police that Shaw had asked her boyfriend, 28-year-old Quavize Lejuante Jones, to move out the night before. Jones told police that Shaw had pulled a knife on him, but he managed to gain control of it and stab her. 

He left, leaving Shaw's body and her two children in the apartment, police say. Officers found her body the next morning and then tracked Jones down at his apartment, where they found two bloody knives. 

Loved ones described Shaw as a dedicated mother to her 3-year-old daughter, Malaysia, and 4-month-old daughter, Kamria. They say she had recently gone back to school and was taking classes at Mountain View College. 

“She always kept a job,” said childhood friend Myleka Senegal. “She made sure her babies were taken care of.”

(Photo of Shaw -- credit to media partner NBC5) 

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1 Community Comments

Shaquitha Johnson on March 24, 2016, 3:09 a.m.

We love you... rest in peace marietta

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  • Quavize Lejuante Jones
  • Age: 28
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black
  • Relationship to Victim: Boyfriend
  • Status: Charged with murder