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Two charged in Dollar Tree stabbing

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Two people have been charged in a deadly stabbing outside a Mid-South store, and new details released Tuesday reveal a love triangle that may have lead to the crime.

Tracy Campbell is in jail, charged with first degree murder in the death of LaKeisha Dantzler.
 
According to a Memphis police affadavit of complaint, Campbell and Dantzler, both employees of the Dollar Tree retail store in Poplar Plaza, got into a 'physical altercation.'

The affadavit says Campbell went to her car, got a knife, came back, and stabbed Dantzler multiple times.

But Campbell is not the only one in jail.  Ryan Griggs is also charged, with Accessory after the Fact.

According to the affadavit, Griggs was present for the fight at the store.  In fact, Action News 5 cameras captured images of Griggs at the store, talking to officers, after the stabbing occured.

Griggs is accused of helping Campbell avoid arrest, apprehension and discovery.  Police say Griggs told Campbell to ditch her car and lie about having a knife, and investigators believe he told her to get her juvenile daughter to take the blame.

Upon questioning, both Campbell and Griggs admitted their involvement in Dantzler's death.  Investigators said Campbell told them exactly what happened, and that surveillance video verifies that her story.

Meanwhile, family members continue to mourn.

"She was just a very loving person," LaKeisha's father, Warren Dantzler, said Monday night. "We're just all in a state of shock right now."

While her family grieves, Campbell and Griggs await their initial court appearances Wednesday morning.

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