A 32-year-old Baltimore man is charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend when she was nine months pregnant with his daughter, Baltimore County police and prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said that Kenneth Walter Worrell III of Baltimore was unhappy that Summer Shemida Smith, 33, was having the child. Smith's due date was less than a week away when she was killed.
Worrell is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Smith. The Baltimore County state's attorney's office is reviewing the case to see whether additional charges can be filed in the death of the unborn child.
His attorney argued for his release, saying Worrell had no criminal record and had ties to the community. He is a longshoreman at the port of Baltimore.
The judge denied bail. Worrell is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center.