AUGUSTA — A 47-year-old woman wanted on a murder charge from New York was arrested in Augusta last week.

Yashonia Michele Davis, who is listed as having addresses in Augusta and in Bronx, New York, is being held without bail at the Kennebec County jail.

At a court hearing Friday via video from the jail, she contested extradition back to New York, and her next hearing is set for June 26 at the Capital Judicial Center.

Maine authorities learned recently that Davis, who also is known as Michelle Davis and Monique MacFaline, and Edward E. Evans, 29, were wanted in connection with a recent homicide in Bronx, New York, and were believed to be in Maine.

Davis was stopped May 30 on Pierce Drive in Augusta by members of the Maine Violent Offender Task Force, according to a court affidavit by Maine State Trooper David Alexander.

Davis is wanted in connection with the slaying of Abraham Caraballo, 52, of Bronx Park South, according to information from the New York Police Department’s Public Information Office.

Caraballo died of wounds May 8 in Saint Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York, police say. Police responded to a 911 call on April 21 at an apartment at 946 Bronx Park South and found Caraballo in a hallway “unconscious and unresponsive with a laceration and trauma to his head,” as well as a 57-year woman “with a laceration and trauma to her head.”

The woman, who was taken to the same hospital, was listed in stable condition.

A warrant for Davis’s arrest was authorized May 30 by Judge Jeffrey M. Zimmerman. Davis is charged with murder in the second degree and manslaughter in the first degree.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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