A 16-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing his mother's boyfriend in Dundalk this weekend was ordered to be released from the Baltimore County detention center on Monday.
A 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing his mother's boyfriend to deathin Dundalk over theweekend was ordered released from the Baltimore County detention center Monday.
At a bail review hearing in District Court in Towson, both a defense attorney for David Paul Thomas and a county prosecutor said the boyfriend, 35-year-old Richard William Zenobia, was the "aggressor" in a fight between the two on Saturday evening.
Judge Leo Ryan Jr. noted that Thomas had no prior criminal record and ordered himreleased on his own recognizance.
Police say they found Zenobia unconscious with stab woundsin the back yard of the home he shared with his girlfriend in the 3300 block of North Point Road. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview, where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators say Zenobia and Thomas' mother argued, andThomas stabbed Zenobia multiple times. Thomas was arrested and charged as an adult with one count of manslaughter. Police wrote in charging documents that the mother told them Zenobia punched her son.