Woman accused of killing her mother outside Eastpoint Mall was awaiting trial on charges she stabbed husband

Woman accused of killing her mother outside Eastpoint Mall was awaiting trial on charges she stabbed husband
Crystal Marie Wagner has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Malia Delores Wagner, 60. (Baltimore County Police)

The woman accused of fatally stabbing her mother outside Eastpoint Mall was awaiting trial on charges she stabbed her husband in the neck while he slept, Baltimore County court records show.

Crystal Marie Wagner, 29, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her mother, Malia Delores Wagner, 60, on Saturday. She is also scheduled to go to trial in September on charges of attempted first- and second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing last October of her husband.


Assistant State's Attorney Francis Pilarski pointed to that case Monday at a bail review hearing at District Court in Essex, where a judge denied bond. Wagner is being held at the county detention center.

"It's undoubtedly a no-bail case," Pilarski said in court.

A public defender representing Crystal Wagner in the case involving her husband could not be reached for comment Monday. Wagner does not have an attorney listed for the case involving her mother.

County police say they have not been able to determine a motive in the killing of Malia Wagner.

"Crystal Wagner claims she suffers from multiple personalities and cannot account for what one personality does unless she is 'tuned in' to that personality," police wrote in charging documents. "She claims to be on several medications for depression, personality disorder, and being bi-polar."

Investigators say the Wagners were leaving the mall Saturday afternoon after eating at Applebee's when the daughter attacked her mother with a knife, stabbing her several times.

Surveillance footage from the parking area does not show the entire sequence of events, but it shows a silver Dodge Durango appearing to run over Malia Wagner, according to charging documents.

Police traced the Durango to Malia Wagner's home in the 400 block of 52nd St. in the Colgate area. Blood was found on the roof of the vehicle and in a wheel well.

Crystal Wagner, who also lived at the home, was there with other people and agreed to go to police headquarters in Towson to be interviewed, charging documents state. During the interview, she denied going to the vehicle with her mother after eating at Applebee's and denied knowing what happened to her.

In October, she was accused of stabbing her husband in the neck while he slept on the couch, court documents show. The husband told police at the time that she "suffers from mental disorders and that she has not been taking her prescribed medications."

In that case, Crystal Wagner had been scheduled to be examined this Thursday by the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to help determine whether she was criminally responsible for her alleged actions and whether she was competent to stand trial, court documents show.

According to court records, Malia Wagner paid $5,000 to bail her daughter out in October when she was charged with trying to kill her husband.