Girlfriend granted bond in murder case

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Norcross woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend in May was released on $35,000 bond this week from the Gwinnett County Jail.

Tiquonda Campbell Williams, 30, has been indicted on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend, Tyress Malcome, 32, of Norcross.

She was released from jail this week following a bond hearing before Gwinnett Superior Court Judge Timothy Hamil.

Williams' attorney, Musa Ghanayem, said his client getting a bond despite the murder charge was not unusual, given the circumstances of the case. He declined to elaborate.

"There are a number of circumstances that worked in her favor," Ghanayem said.

Drew Unger, assistant district attorney, said the state opposed a bond for Williams. She'll report to Professional Probation Services until trial, per the judge's order, Unger said.

Police believe Campbell retrieved a kitchen knife during a late-night argument and stabbed Malcome at her residence in the Highland Lake Apartments near Norcross. Wounded, Malcome was driven by a friend to a Doraville home, where he told police his girlfriend stabbed him.

Malcome was pronounced dead on arrival at Atlanta Medical Center.

The couple had three children who are staying with family, Ghanayem said.

Unger said Williams has prior arrests on her record involving Malcome and other members of her family, though she has no felony convictions, he said.