Tony Simmons

Vigil held for homeless man stabbed to death at city's shelter

Sitting alone at the edge of the parking lot outside Baltimore's 24-hour homeless shelter, Robin Bolden watched the dozens gathered nearby Saturday to remember her husband, Dana, who was stabbed to death at the facility earlier this month.

Tears stained her face while she listened to Tony Simmons call on the homeless individuals and activists assembled to demand city leaders step up plans to find permanent homes for the more than 4,000 men, women and children who sleep outside and in shelters every night.

"Where do you want us to go? We can't disappear," said Simmons, a 51-year-old homeless man.

Simmons said he slept in the cot next to Dana Bolden, 46, the...