Suspect who savagely murdered Portland woman was released from jail days earlier

Another career criminal being pampered by the system

On Tuesday morning, Stephanie Hack, 38, was stabbed in the back of the neck at an intersection in the Old Town neighborhood of Portland. After she fell down, her assailant stabbed her two more times. It occurred in broad daylight at 9:00 AM and was captured on surveillance video. Shortly after, police found Judyann L. Edmond, 31, inside a tent with a homeless man. They identified her from the surveillance video.

She was arraigned for second-degree murder the next day. She pleaded not guilty.

No Portland media outlets have published any mugshots of Edmond, nor has the Portland Police posted a mugshot or any video stills on their news website. From public records, we discovered that she is a Black female who had just received a general release from jail in neighboring Washington County on July 23rd, 2022. 

She is also a convicted felon with five open cases in Multnomah County (where the murder took place). These cases are for things like a felon in possession of a weapon, theft, and identity theft. No media reports indicate what she was in jail for in neighboring Washington County.

Stephanie Hack leaves behind two children.

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