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Suspect, 16, denied bail in Anne Arundel slaying


A judge has ordered a 16-year-old boy charged with murdering another teen-ager in a jealous rage held without bond, despite his lawyer's plea that he be released for a psychiatric evaluation.

District Judge Joseph P. Manck agreed at Brian A. Tate's bail review hearing yesterday that the youth should be evaluated, but said he should remain in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

Young Tate, of the 600 block of Broad Neck Road, is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of 19-year-old Jerry Lee Haines.

Police said the two teen-agers were arguing over a 16-year-old girl who was dating Mr. Haines.

Defense attorney Daniel J. Bartolini said that a "reasonable bond" should be set for the accused so he could be placed in a private hospital for psychiatric treatment.

"He is totally dependent on his family and he has nowhere to go," Mr. Bartolini said. "I don't think he poses a risk to himself or to others."

But prosector Thomas Pryal said that because of the "vicious nature of the attack," he believed the defendant should be held without bond.

"It was the culmination of an ongoing problem between the defendant and the victim," he said, adding that Mr. Haines was stabbed 23 times Monday night and was beaten in the face before being dragged into the back yard of a Cape St. Claire home.

Judge Manck said the Tate youth, a former quarterback for the Broadneck High School football team, would be brought before the court after the evaluation for another bail review hearing.

Mr. Haines had been dating a 16-year-old sophomore at Broadneck who had previously dated the suspect for about two months.

The youth had transferred to Mount St. Joseph High School in January, said his father, Art Tate, because his grades at Broadneck were dropping and because the private school has a good athletic program.

Mr. Haines withdrew from classes at Broadneck in April and reportedly was working toward his GED. He had a job working with a plumber to learn that trade, family members said.

Mr. Haines was getting out of his car near his home in the 1100 block of Summit Drive about 11 p.m. Monday when he was attacked, stabbed and then dragged about 50 feet to the back yard of another home and buried under a pile of leaves, police said.

Neighbors reported that they heard screaming and that they saw a man dragging a body across the street. When police arrived, they found Mr. Haines' body and a knife.

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