Man charged in deadly stabbing of Nicki Minaj crew member
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia man already facing an attempted murder charge in the stabbings of two members of Nicki Minaj’s tour has been charged with murder.
Homicide Capt. James Clark says 31-year-old Pierce Boykin was charged Tuesday with murder in the stabbing death of 29-year-old Devon Pickett. The double stabbing outside a bar last month left Pickett dead and a second member of Minaj’s tour severely wounded. Minaj says the crew members had arrived in Philadelphia to rehearse for a tour.
Boykin was originally charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of the man who was wounded. Clark says the murder charge was tacked on after additional evidence pointed to Boykin for both stabbings.
Boykin is in custody, and an attorney for him could not be reached to comment on the charges.