Suspect restrained victim, police say

22-year-old is third charged in stabbing death of College Park student

January 22, 2003|By Jason Song | Jason Song,SUN STAFF

Robert Allen Fournier was restraining University of Maryland sophomore Brandon James Malstrom when Malstrom was stabbed during a fatal fight in November in College Park, Prince George's County police charging documents state.

Fournier, 22, of the 6600 block of Buttonhole Court in Hickory Ridge was arrested and charged with first-degree murder Friday. The altercation occurred Nov. 10 after a University of Maryland football game.

John Ryan Schlamp, 24, of Long Reach and Quan Lewayne Davis, 23, of Hanover in Anne Arundel County were charged with first-degree murder shortly after the killing.

Prince George's police said they did not charge Fournier immediately because they were still investigating the case.

Fournier's bail review hearing in Prince George's District Court was postponed yesterday to give Fournier more time to confer with his lawyer, David M. Simpson. Simpson said his client might have more information about the killing.

Fournier and Schlamp were friends, said Fran Longwell, the assistant state's attorney assigned to the case. Longwell said she believes the two went to College Park together on the night of Nov. 10.

According to court documents, Schlamp, Davis and Fournier encountered Malstrom at an off-campus party in the 7300 block of Dickinson Ave. in College Park.

Schlamp and Malstrom argued and then scuffled over a cellular phone. Police documents state that Davis pulled an unknown object from his waistband and struck Malstrom in the chest. Fournier was restraining Malstrom when he was stabbed, according to charging documents.

Henry L. McRobie, Schlamp's lawyer, has said that one of his client's friends put Malstrom in a headlock during the altercation but that Schlamp did not stab anyone.

Davis' lawyer has said that his client was far away from the fight and did not kill Malstrom, 20.

Simpson and a member of Fournier's family declined to answer a reporter's questions after yesterday's court date.

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