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Contrasting pictures of teenager accused of stabbing classmate at Baltimore Renaissance Academy

Contrasting pictures of teenager accused of stabbing classmate at Baltimore Renaissance Academy

Prosecutors described Donte Crawford as a troubled teenager with a plan last November when he waited for a classmate at Baltimore Renaissance Academy to arrive at school, followed him into a classroom and stabbed him.

But attorneys for the 18-year-old Crawford said he had received threats all day that he was going to be killed after school and felt threatened by Ananias Jolley. Crawford intended to fight Jolley, attorney Jonas Needleman said, not kill him.

Crawford is charged with first-degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon with intent to harm. Two starkly different pictures of the teenager emerged during the first day of his trial Wednesday before Judge Melissa...

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