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Girlfriend of Edmond St. Clair, UMES Murder Victim Speaks

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SOMERSET CO., Md. - Just days after the murder of 21 year old University of Maryland Eastern Shore student Edmond St. Clair, the community is left searching for answers.  His girlfriend of three years, Chelsea Joseph, gave WMDT her account of what happened the night St. Clair, also known as Trini Wes, died.

Saturday evening, around 7 or 8pm, Chelsea says Edmond texted her, asking to use her car to take his brother and a close friend to pick up some food.  Joseph tells WMDT, she picked Edmond up from his dorm, they went to pick up food, and he dropped her back off.  No more than thirty minutes later,  Chelsea says got a call from campus police telling her Edmond was dead and asking her to come in for questioning.  

Recalling the moment she heard of his death, Chelsea says "immediately, then I was just overwhelmed with emotions, I just started screaming and I ran from my friend's apartment to the site, and that's when the police officers had stopped me and said that I wasn't allowed to go no further."  

Since that evening, Chelsea has left the area, fearful of her safety.  She's met with Edmond's family in Severn, MD whom she says are struggling to deal with the death.  "His mother is pretty broken up about it, and you know, his brother is too, due to the fact that his brother did die in his arms."      

Chelsea admits the situation still doesn't seem real, "I just saw them putting him in the ambulance and whisking him off to the hospital and just going over there and then you know and just seeing where my car was, where his body was...it still just replays in my mind...and it's hard to become reality, because it seems like a dream...just a time frame of 10 to 15 minutes is when it all happened.  I just literally saw you, you were just in my presence."  

While Police have not released an official motive for the crime, Chelsea believes it all started as a fight between some students and visitors in Edmond's dorm room, though she doesn't know what the argument was about.

"It was more or less something that transpired the night before, and I feel as thought it was premeditated in the manner of that, they knew what they were doing, and they intentionally did it."

And while Chelsea says she doesn't personally know the suspects police are looking for, she believes she could identify them if she saw them, though she is not sure if they are students at the school or not.

Chelsea says Edmond's future was bright.  She told us that he had only 3 semesters left in college, and that he wanted to be a doctor.

"I don't think in a million years he thought that this would have transpired into what it did.  We're all grieving.  Friends, family...everybody's grieving the fact that he's gone."

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 410-548-17-76.  Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest in the murder of Edmond A. St. Clair, a University of Maryland Eastern Shore student.

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