Bail hearing for man held in stabbing

April 10, 1991

A bail hearing was set today for a man accused of fatally stabbing another man during "a heated argument" over a woman, a police spokesman said.

The argument broke out shortly before 11 a.m. yesterday at the home of the unidentified woman in the 800 block of N. Stricker St., police said.

During the argument, Orlando Spence, 25, of the 5300 block of Lantern Court, was stabbed in the right groin, left side and abdomen, said Dennis Hill, police spokesman. Spence died en route to University of Maryland Medical Center, Hill said.

Donald Johnson, 34, of the 600 block of N. Carey St., has been charged with first-degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon in connection with the stabbing of Spence, police said.

Johnson received lacerations during the argument and was treated and released from the hospital, police said.

"They [Spence and Johnson] were in a heated argument over the affections of a young woman" before the stabbing occurred, Hill said.

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