Guilty plea in stabbing

April 26, 2008

A 17-year-old pleaded guilty yesterday to being an accessory after the fact in the stabbing death of a 15-year-old girl whose body was found by her mother last summer in her Southwest Baltimore home.

Lloyd Chase of the 2100 block of McHenry St. faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, prosecutors said. The victim, Christine Richardson, was killed July 10 in her home in the 300 block of S. Fulton Ave. She suffered multiple stab wounds and her throat was slashed after an argument, according to the city state's attorney's office.

Calvin Puryear, 20, of the 2600 block of Dulany St. was indicted in August on a charge of first-degree murder and other counts in Richardson's killing. Chase will be sentenced after he testifies in Puryear's trial. He faced similar charges until yesterday's guilty plea, prosecutors said.

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