Woman to be tried in stabbing at Rouge Park brawl

Oralandar Brand-Williams

A 21-year-old woman was ordered Wednesday to stand trial for her alleged role in a brawl that ended in another woman being stabbed at Rouge Park in Detroit.

Shadivia Keausiatyke Phillip is accused of stabbing a 30-year-old woman about 7:20 p.m. April 9 during the brawl, which reportedly stemmed from a fight over a parking space.

Judge Lydia Nance Adams bound Phillip over for trial after a preliminary examination in 36th District Court.

Phillip, who is pregnant, is scheduled for an arraignment on information May 3 in Wayne County Circuit Court. She is charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm and felonious assault.

Videos of the brawl, which went viral on the internet, showed people taking recording the fight, laughing and cheering on the participants. The popular park is at Plymouth and Burt on Detroit’s west side.

One video of the fight shows two women trading punches with the crowd surrounding them. Spectators filmed the brawl while some stood on vehicles to try to get a better view of the vicious encounter.

The stabbings were not captured in the video viewed by The Detroit News staff.

Phillip’s defense attorney Lillian Diallo told the judge her client was overcharged, saying, “My client was not in the video.”

Adams lowered Phillip’s bond to $100,000, with 10 percent payable. Phillip will have to wear a tether if she is released. Phillips’ original bond was $250,000 cash or surety.


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