LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- A second arrest was made in a deadly stabbing from February 2017.
LMPD said they arrested 28-year-old Amanda Needy on Dec. 5 in connection to the stabbing. Police said Neely was going to pay Timothy Shane Singer, the man who stabbed and killed Nick Morris, to murder the father of her child.
“She thought she could get away with it. She thought she could get away with it but she didn't. And I hope she rots in jail,” said Charlotte Watt, Morris’ mother.
The police report says Needy drove Singer to the Ciao restaurant on Payne Street where he was stabbed outside, while on his smoke break.
“We knew all along that she had set it up, she had paid the guy, or promised to pay him for doing this and you know, we thought she was going to walk scot- free, and finally after a long battle, police finally got enough evidence and locked her up and we couldn't be happier,” said Bridgette Pizzonia, who owns Ciao and was a good friend of Morris’.
Singer and Needy were living at the same residence in February 2017.
Needy and Morris had a child together and at the time of Morris’ murder, the two were in a custody dispute over the child.
“Now the youngest child that he really wanted to be a part of her life, and now she has neither parent. You know, it's sad,” said Pizzonia.
Singer was arrested shortly after Morris’ murder in February 2017. At the time of his arrest he was charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence.
Needy is charged with murder. She is being held on a $250,000 bond.
Morris was the father to three girls.
“Knowing that we're never getting him back is what hurts the most,” family friend Brenda Randall told WHAS11 News.
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