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Model, 21, arrested in the murder of convenience store clerk goes to court

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A 21-year-old woman had her first court appearance Wednesday, a day after she was arrested for allegedly killing a convenience store clerk in Dalton.

Still investigators on Wednesday were trying to determine why the aspiring model allegedly stabbed the 37-year-old clerk to death.

Ms. Skyy Raven Marie Mims is accused of killing Mr. Dahyabhai Kalidas Chaudmari inside Kanku’s Express on Airport Road Sunday, according to a news release from the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office.

She was arrested shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Southmont Drive in Bartow County by U.S. Marshalls, officials said.

Investigators also found the car, a Kia Soul, that Ms. Mims was allegedly driving late Sunday. The car had been reported stolen from Michigan, the sheriff’s office reported.

Ms. Mims was charged with armed robbery and murder, according to Mr. Bert Poston with the Whitfield County District Attorney’s Office.

It’s unclear what Ms. Mims, who officials said has ties to Atlanta, was doing in Whitfield County and why she ended up at the gas station.

“That’s what has us puzzled right now,” GBI Special Agent Mr. Greg Ramey told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “With this lady’s connections to Atlanta, why drive to Whitfield County, four miles off the interstate? Why pick that particular one? I have no idea. We’re sitting here scratching our heads, too.”

The attack happened shortly before midnight on Sunday and Ms. Mims was allegedly caught on video leaving the store with cash and lottery tickets, the AJC reported.

A customer called 911 after finding Mr. Chaudmari dead on the floor, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has reported.

Ms. Mims, whose first court appearance was held to list her charges, remained in the Whitfield County jail late Wednesday. Her bond hearing is scheduled for Friday, Assistant District Attorney Mr. Poston said.

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