Ex-friend charged in fatal stabbing of Middle River man

August 15, 2002|By Laura Barnhardt | Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF

A former friend of a 46- year-old Middle River man who was stabbed to death was charged yesterday in the man's death, Baltimore County police said.

Kabaka Leope Sengore Darden-Bey, of no fixed address, was charged with first-degree murder in the slaying Tuesday night of Ronald David Stuckey of the first block of Oak Grove Drive.

Darden-Bey was at Stuckey's apartment when the two got into an argument that ended when Stuckey was repeatedly stabbed in his upper body, police said.

Darden-Bey's brother, who was also at Stuckey's apartment, told detectives he had seen the killing, police said.

Yesterday, police arrested Darden-Bey at a house in the 2600 block of Boone St., off Greenmount Avenue in the city.

The killing is the 16th homicide this year in Baltimore County, exactly the number reported last year at this time, said Cpl. Ron Brooks, a police spokesman. In all of last year, the county had 31 homicides.

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