Court date in Md. researcher's killing
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge has set a trial date for two people accused of fatally stabbing a Johns Hopkins University researcher as he was walking home in Baltimore’s Charles Village neighborhood.
Thirty-seven-year-old John A. Wagner and 24-year-old Lavelva Merritt, both of Baltimore, will stand trial Jan. 26 in the death of 23-year-old Stephen Pitcairn on July 25. Judge Timothy Doory set the date at the pair’s arraignment on Friday.
According to police and prosecutors, Wagner and Merritt demanded cash from Pitcairn and stabbed him in the chest.
Charging documents show the couple later bragged about the crime, and that bloody shoes, a wallet and Pitcairn’s iPhone were found in their nearby home.-- Associated Press
Washington Post Editors
| September 28, 2010; 7:50 AM ET
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