Court documents: Student confessed to killing roommate

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According to newly obtained search warrants, Radford City Police officers say Luisa Cutting admitted to killing her roommate.

Police said she told the arriving officer, ” Arrest me” later saying “I killed her.” 

Click here for detailed search warrants in this case. 

The City of Radford has identified Alexa Cannon as Thursday’s stabbing victim. 

According to officials, her family has been notified. 

Radford Police said they answered a 911 call around 7:45 a.m. Thursday on the 1200 block of Clement Street.  

According to police, 21-year-old Luisa Cutting from Jeffersonton in Culpeper County Virginia has been charged with 2nd-degree-murder. Cutting is on interim suspension from RU, according to a university spokesman.

Radford Police said they answered a 911 call around 7:45 a.m. Thursday on the 1200 block of Clement Street.  

Police said when they arrived they found Cannon dead of several stab wounds.

The incident happened a few blocks away from campus, but not on the campus itself. 

“I heard sirens this morning. It was probably around 7:45. I was getting ready for work,” says Susanna Marshall. 

The University will be providing grief counselors for students to speak with.

“Stuff like that happening here is kind of scary,” says Nick Mercado, a junior at Radford.

Radford University released the following campus-wide email after the incident happened:

Please be advised that this morning there was an isolated incident that occurred at an off-campus location. There was no immediate threat to campus or the broader community. This incident is under the jurisdiction of the City of Radford Police Department and is being handled accordingly. Due to the nature of the incident, which resulted in the death of one of our students, grief counselors will be available both today (Thursday, January 24, 2019) from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and tomorrow (Friday, January 25, 2019) from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the lower level of Heth Hall. The counseling services are being coordinated through the Division of Student Affairs. This is a tragic moment for our campus community and the Radford family. During this difficult time, we ask that you provide support to your fellow Highlanders.

“I mean they were pretty fast on that which is pretty good,” says Mercado. 

Cutting’s scheduled arraigned for Friday afternoon has been rescheduled.

Anyone with information should call: 540-731-3624

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