A Ventnor woman accused of fatally stabbing a Millville man outside her home in December has been indicted on a murder charge.

Tamasa Nobles, 18, allegedly plunged a knife into Devon Devine’s chest at about noon Dec. 2 on the 300 block of Wissahickon Avenue. But Nobles may have first been assaulted by Devin, 20, according to information given in court in December.

A verbal and physical fight occurred between the two before the fatal blow, eyewitnesses told investigators. Nobles had bruises on her back, arms, legs and buttocks at the time of her arrest, Assistant Prosecutor Seth Levy previously said in court. Superior Court Judge Michael Donio gave the state credit for requesting photos be taken of the defendant’s injuries.

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While it was not said that Nobles and Devine were dating, the two did have a domestic incident about a month before the killing. A Nov. 14 call to the same Ventnor residence was described as a disturbance in the police report, but there was no indication of a physical altercation. The charges in the homicide also indicate a domestic case.

Nobles was originally jailed on $1 million bail, but that was reduced to $200,000 after her public defender successfully argued the original bail was too high.

She remains in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

The killing was the first in Ventnor since a fatal stabbing in 2008.

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