Judge finds woman guilty of second-degree murder

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hennepin County District Court Judge Daniel Mabley found a Minneapolis woman guilty of second-degree murder, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday.

Ivory May Andis, 21, has been found provisionally guilty of fatally stabbing Dargenella Wade, 44, at the transit station and parking ramp located at 101 N. 9th St. In the stipulated facts trial, which was held last Friday, lawyers agreed on the facts presented, but argued about whether they proved that Andis was guilty of the charge. At her April 11 sentencing, Judge Mabley will pronounce Andis guilty, barring any change of circumstance.

According to the criminal complaint, police responded to a call in the early morning hours of June 25, regarding a fight with weapons. They found Wade bleeding from numerous stab wounds. She died about a half-hour later at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Andis and Wade had been fighting earlier in the morning and at one point, Wade sprayed mace on Andis and her boyfriend Tylor Jorgensen, 22. Eventually, Wade left and went to the transit station. A witness then saw Andis break a bottle. However, Jorgensen stopped her and gave her a knife, and Andis continued to the station and stabbed Wade.

Jorgensen is scheduled for trial on April 11, also on charges of second-degree murder.