Police have arrested six suspects in a murder investigation in the death of 18-year-old Woodbridge High School Vikings linebacker Kenny Diaz, who was stabbed to death on Saturday at Marumsco Acre Lake Park in Woodbridge, Prince William County Police spokesperson Jonathan Perok said.
Detectives from the Violent Crimes Bureau arrested Diandra Samuels, Dominic Smith, Deneen Williams, Renee Caples, Teena Gerbozy and Gregory Bonds, all of Woodbridge, on Sept. 23.
"During the investigation, detectives discovered that the stabbing was connected to an unreported armed robbery committed against a friend of Diaz," Perok said. This robbery reportedly happened Sept. 12 on Bellona Road in Woodbridge. "The investigation into the robbery revealed that the suspect, Diandra Samuels, robbed the friend of Diaz of an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. Upon learning of the robbery, Diaz and other acquaintances planned to confront Samuels on Sept. 21 at her address on Bellona Drive."
Several of Samuels' acquaintances were also reportedly at this confrontation.
"One of those acquaintances, Dominic Smith, assaulted one of the other parties with a handgun which was taken from one of the acquaintances who accompanied Diaz. This caused the group to disperse and flee on foot," Perok said. "Diaz was not able to get away and was subsequently assaulted by Samuels before being forced into a vehicle by Samuels and other acquaintances and driven to the park where he was stabbed and killed by Samuels."
Detectives identified Samuels and the five other suspects.
"Additional charges and arrests are forthcoming, however the main parties involved have been apprehended," Perok said. "These encounters were not random and stemmed from drug dealings. As a result of the investigation, this homicide has been classified as a murder."
Deneen Antoinette Williams, 29, was charged with abduction.
Renee Claytor Caples, 22, was charged with abduction.
Teena Marie Gerbozy, 24, was charged with abduction.
Gregory Allan Bonds, 22, was charged with abduction.
Their court date is Dec. 2. They are being held without bond.