St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2023-006824
Date of original release: 02/21/2023


Release posted on 02/21/2023 at 8:43 a.m.

At 6:40 p.m., Monday, February 20th, officers responded to 860 9th Avenue South for a woman who had been stabbed. Mary Colon-Wright (DOB 8-17-71) died of her injuries.

A suspect, Jasmine Sephus (12-12-90), was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder. Her booking photo is attached.

The two women were known to each other. They became involved in a verbal dispute, and Sephus fatally stabbed Colon-Wright.

Jasmine Sephus

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YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer