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Teen killed in train stabbing was celebrating late boyfriend’s birthday

OAKLAND (KRON/AP) — A relative of the 18-year-old woman fatally stabbed at MacArthur BART says her cousin was returning home after celebrating her dead boyfriend’s birthday when she was randomly attacked.

Ebony Monroe said Monday her cousins, 18-year-old Nia Wilson and 21-year-old Tashiya Wilson, were heading home Sunday night on a Bay Area Rapid Transit train after celebrating Wilson’s late boyfriend’s birthday. He drowned two years ago in a lake.

BART spokesman Jim Allison says a man allegedly attacked the sisters at random as they exited a train at the MacArthur station in Oakland.

Nia Wilson died soon after police arrived, and her sister was taken to a hospital.

Monroe says her cousin graduated from Oakland High School and was a “beautiful person inside and out.”