Murder suspect arrested in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) - Officials say a 40-year-old Birmingham woman accused of stabbing her roommate more than 100 times was arrested at a Muscle Shoals residence.

Birmingham Police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams says Nancy Wanjiru Kinuthia was arrested Monday night. She's charged with murder in the death of 51-year-old Ruth Wawira Munene.

Authorities say Munene was found inside her apartment Friday night after friends said they were unable to get in touch with her.

Williams says officers forced their way into the apartment and found Munene unresponsive and called Birmingham Fire and Rescue.

Williams says a warrant was issued for Kinuthias arrest. She's being held in the Lauderdale County Jail on a $200,000 bail.

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