Woman charged in stabbing death of boyfriend

Alicia Wright
Alicia Wright appears in court for arraignment on a charge of second-degree murder on Jan. 12, 2018.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing and killing a man in Grand Rapids earlier this week.

Alicia Michele Wright, 27, appeared in court via video Friday afternoon to be arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder. Her bond was set at $500,000 cash/surety.

She has been behind bars since the stabbing late Tuesday on Grand Rapids’ West Side. Marcus Terrell Scott, 42, was found lying outside a home on Hovey Street with multiple stab wounds. He died at the scene.

Marcus Scott
Photo: Marcus Scott (undated courtesy).

Investigators say he and Wright were dating and the stabbing happened during an argument.

It was the city’s first homicide of 2018.

Online Michigan State Police records do not show any criminal history for Wright before the murder charge.

She is expected back in court Jan. 23 for a probable cause hearing and Jan. 30 for a preliminary examination.