Police: Multiple Arrests in Drug-Related Killing of Teen

Murder and abduction charges in stabbing death of Kenny Diaz, according to Prince William County Police.

Diandra Samuels, charged with murder, aggravated malicious wounding and abduction in the homicide of Kenny Diaz. Photo courtesy PWC Police.
Diandra Samuels, charged with murder, aggravated malicious wounding and abduction in the homicide of Kenny Diaz. Photo courtesy PWC Police.

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."

Diandra Janae Samuels, 19, was charged with murderaggravated malicious woundingabductionarmed robbery, and the use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Dominic Glenn Smith, 26, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and abduction.

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.
shelia September 25, 2013 at 11:13 AM
What a waste of young life - not just the victim and his predators, but in the life they chose that only leads to destruction. Entering the prison system will harden, not rehabilitate them. I worry about our future society
TS September 25, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Joe George, Because only liberal expressions are allowed in all the Patches.
Joe George September 25, 2013 at 09:44 PM
I disagree TS, I've seen some comments slanted the other side remain on here before. Don't make EVERYTHING about politics, especially being insultive. Doesn't make things better for anybody involved.


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