Suspect in Louisville's first homicide of 2017 appears in court - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Suspect in Louisville's first homicide of 2017 appears in court

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Laquinta Pearson wiped away tears during a court appearance on Jan. 13, 2017. Laquinta Pearson wiped away tears during a court appearance on Jan. 13, 2017.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The woman accused of stabbing a family member to death made an emotional appearance in court this morning.

She's accused of killing her cousin, Antoine Pearson, Thursday morning at a birthday party at the Park Hill Apartments. Her attorney says she stabbed Antoine Pearson in self defense after he became violent while drinking.

A not guilty plea was on her behalf. 

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