Man accused of fatally stabbing ex-girlfriend in Rock Hill appears in court

Kristi O'Connor | WBTV
Kristi O'Connor | WBTV
Credit: Family
Credit: Family

ROCK HILL, S.C. (WBTV) - A man who is accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend in September appeared before a judge Thursday.

According to the Rock Hill Police Department, 25-year-old Marandy Jade Brandon was killed in the 1000 block of Barrow Court around 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 18. Police found Brandon dead on scene with multiple stab wounds.

Officers say 26-year-old Jefferson Quinde-Quishpi was allegedly found at the scene stabbing himself with a butcher knife.

On Thursday, Quinde-Quishpi was denied bond. He reportedly had a non-contact order with the victim.

Court documents reveal Jade and Quinde-Quishpe had lived at the home on Barrow Court for about a year with her three children.

At the time of the murder, they no longer lived together and Quinde-Quishpe was under a no contact order. He had been arrested in June on domestic violence in the second degree. The warrant accuses him of punching Jade in the face. A no contact order was issued after that arrest.

On Sept. 11, one week prior to her death, Quinde-Quishpe was cited again. He was accused of grabbing her aggressively and not letting her get out of the car.

A no contact order was issued after that arrest as well.

Jade has three children ages 9,6 and 4 who were present during her murder, according to a victim's advocate. She parents those children with her husband, Luis Moreno. Moreno goes by Juan.

Juan says his children have trouble sleeping at night for fear that Quinde-Quishpe or his family will come after them.

A judge reassured the father by denying Quinde-Quishpe bond.

Juan also alleged that Quinde-Quishpe tried to suffocate his 4-year-old daughter by placing his body over hers.

He told the judge he didn't report it to police because Jade asked him not to until she got money from Quinde-Quishpe that he owed her.

Quince-Quishpe will appear before a circuit court judge on December 18.

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