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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Nydira Smith stabbed Eric Dickerson, Clifton Walker, Jawine Evans at Lincoln University?

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Nydira Smith, 39, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States is accused of fatally stabbing Jawine Evans, 21. The latter was also a Philadelphia resident.

Evans was a student of Lincoln University in Lower Oxford, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Smith’s sister Malik Stevens also attends the university.

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At around 9:07 p.m. on February 16, 2022, Smith arrived at Lincoln University in a maroon Infiniti. She said she was going to pick up Stevens and was able to enter the campus.

At around 9:14 p.m., a fight breaks out in a dormitory at Lincoln University involving Smith, Stevens and a group of men including Evans, Eric Dickerson, 22, and Clifton Walker, 22. Both Dickerson and Walker are residents of the dormitory.

When police officers responded to the fight that evening, they found Evans in a grassy area outside a residence hall. Smith allegedly stabbed Evans in the neck and arm, Dickerson in the upper right arm and Walker in the back.

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Evans was pronounced dead at the scene. Dickerson and Walker were rushed to Christiana Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, USA and were released after receiving treatment.

On February 23, 2022, Smith was arrested and booked into Chester County Prison in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania where she is being held without bail. Among the charges she is facing are first-degree murder, third-degree murder, possessing an instrument of a crime and aggravated assault.

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Lincoln University a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a nonprofit organization founded by N. Joyce Payne in 1987. The university was established in 1854 as Ashmun Institute and was renamed Lincoln University in 1866.

Majority of the students of Lincoln University are black. The university’s incumbent president Brenda A. Allen is a former provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Winston Salem State University, also a historically black public university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

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