Fana Belay

Fana Belay was a 32-year-old Eritrean immigrant who was stabbed to death by Anthony J. Simpson in her apartment in the Edsall Garden Apartments in Alexandria on September 27. 1995.[1]

Simpson evidently mistook Belay for his child's babysitter and attacked her when she opened the door to her apartment, stabbing her several times in front of her 8-year-old daughter.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fountain, John. "Domestic Fight Probed in Va. Woman's Slaying." The Washington PostSep 28 1995. ProQuest. Web. 17 Sep. 2014.
  2. Fountain, John W. "Va. Man Gets 53-Year Term in Stabbing Death, Wounding." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 1. Jul 20 1996. ProQuest. Web. 17 Sep. 2014.