NASSAWADOX, Va. (WAVY) – Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital was placed on lockdown Monday morning after a woman was stabbed to death outside in the hospital parking lot.
Northampton County Sheriff David Doughty Jr. confirmed the victim is 42-year-old Shelli Crockett. 58-year-old Winston Burton is charged with first degree murder.
WAVY News 10’s Matt Gregory spoke to the victim’s sister, who said Shelli worked at the hospital and was on her way to work when she was killed. She said the suspect was her sister’s ex-boyfriend. Mindi Crockett told 10 On Your Side, “I guess he thought that if he can’t have her, no one can.”
“She was stabbed multiple times and (the cuts were) so deep,” Mindi Crockett said. “They were trying to keep her living, but they couldn’t.”
Sheriff Doughty said Crockett was standing outside of her car when an altercation occurred that resulted in her death.
The sheriff’s office says they received a 911 call for a stabbing victim at 7:32 a.m. Deputies got on scene at 7:40 a.m. and found Crockett was being treated by hospital staff. She had been stabbed multiple times. A short time later, authorities learned Crockett had died from her injuries.
According to hospital spokesman Peter Glagola, the lockdown went into effect at 8:30 a.m. People could only enter the hospital at two locations: the main lobby entrance and the outpatient entrance. He said there will be security at those locations. The hospital confirmed the lockdown was due to a domestic incident on the property. The lockdown was lifted around 1 p.m.
The hospital is located in Nassawadox, in Northampton County.
Burton is being held at Eastern Shore Regional Jail. His bond was denied.
Burton was arraigned Wednesday. He has a preliminary hearing set for January 11.