Cabbie faces charges in boy's slaying

November 01, 1994|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Sun Staff Writer

First-degree murder charges were pending today against a cab driver after the death last night of a 14-year-old boy, city police say.

Police say the cab driver cut the teen-ager with a knife during an argument Sunday night in the 1000 block of St. Dunstan's Road.

Charged with attempted murder, the original count, and held at the city detention center was Eugene Marshall, 57, of the first block of Mountbatten Court in the West Glen Apartments in Woodlawn.

Mr. Marshall, a driver for the Yellow Cab Co., was expected to be charged in the death.

Police said Mr. Marshall was in the 1000 block of St. Dunstan's Road about 6:30 p.m. Sunday when he became involved in an argument with Ronell Stewart of the 1100 block of Gleneagle Road.

The nature of the argument was not known.

As the argument escalated, police say, several friends of the teen-ager came to his assistance.

When the argument became more heated, police say, Mr. Marshall cut the teen-ager in the abdomen with a knife.

Northern District police and an ambulance were summoned.

The boy was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital before being transferred to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

In the meantime, Mr. Marshall was arrested and charged with attempted murder and the use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, police say.

The youth's condition worsened overnight Sunday, and he died about 10:30 p.m. yesterday at the Shock Trauma Center.

Police say Mr. Marshall was being held on undetermined bail at the detention center.

He was expected to be taken, perhaps today, to police headquarters, where first-degree murder and related charges were expected to be placed against him.

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