Phoenix Woman Accused of Shooting Cabbie Hid Evidence -- Including Gun and Bag of Undies -- in Dishwasher

The Phoenix woman accused of murdering a cab driving on Friday morning hid evidence -- including the alleged murder weapon and a plastic bag full of underwear -- in a dishwasher in her apartment, court documents obtained by New Times show.

Corletha Sherie Davis, 33, told officers she had nothing to do with the murder of 37-year-old Brian Mann, a driver for Discount Cab. Some of the stuff cops found in her boyfriend's apartment suggest otherwise.

When Davis was arrested, she was wearing a white tee-shirt and gray shorts. However, a witness who watched Mann fall out of the driver's seat of the cab with gunshot wounds to his neck, and then saw Davis get out of a rear door, told police he saw a woman with long, dark hair and wearing a red sweat-shirt and black pants, get out of the cab and walk towards the Highland Park Apartments following the shooting.

After that same witness took a look at Davis back at the police station, he said "the face looked right, but the hair was longer."

Cops served a warrant at the apartment of Davis' boyfriend, where she allegedly went immediately following the shooting, and found nothing of much evidentiary value -- until they looked in the dishwasher.

Inside, police found a red, hooded sweatshirt, black pants, a bra and underwear wrapped in a plastic bag, and a gun consistent in caliber with shell casings found at the murder scene.

We have a feeling Davis' boyfriend is probably a little curious as to why his girlfriend showed up at his apartment at 6 a.m. with her underwear wrapped in a plastic bag, but we'll let them sort that out. 

Davis has been charged with second-degree murder. Her bond was set at $1 million.

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