For Immediate Release: 7/9/18
Baltimore — Corey Jenkins pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of Ray Anthony Woodland Jr. Jenkins was sentenced to life in prison, with all but 22 years suspended, to be followed by four years of supervised probation.
Assistant State’s Attorneys Linda Ramirez and Andrew Costinett prosecuted the case.
On July 21, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., police responded to a business in the 4500 block of Edmondson Avenue. Upon their arrival, officers observed Woodland suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was later pronounced deceased.
At the crime scene, police located multiple areas of blood splatter and a pocket knife. Homicide detectives also obtained video surveillance footage from the business. The surveillance video showed Woodland, standing in front of the business, and being shoved by a male who is later identified as Jenkins’ boyfriend. Woodland then entered the store, and proceeded to stand beside other customers.
After Woodland entered the store, he was followed inside by a woman later identified as Corey Jenkins began striking Woodland with a closed fist. Her boyfriend then approached Woodland, and began to struggle with him. During this struggle, the three individuals fell to the floor.
As Woodland and Jenkins’ boyfriend continued to struggle, Jenkins grabbed a pocket knife that was clipped to Woodland’s belt. Jenkins approached Woodland and repeatedly stabbed him in the back, even after her partner attempted to push her away. After stabbing Woodland, Jenkins tossed the knife to the ground and left the store.
Witnesses identified Jenkins as the individual responsible for stabbing Woodland. Following her arrest, Jenkins made a statement and admitted to stabbing Woodland with the knife she removed from his belt.
“This was an unsettling violent crime that was completely avoidable,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “Had cooler heads prevailed, Mr. Woodland would still be alive today. I hope that his loved ones can find some comfort in knowing that his killer will be punished for her lethal actions.”