Fatal jail stabbing probed

June 28, 2008

Maryland State Police and correctional officials are investigating the fatal stabbing Thursday night of a man who was being held on gun charges in the Baltimore City Detention Center, according to a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

The victim was identified as Kenneth Robinson, 20, who lived in the 3100 block of Belle Ave. in Northwest Baltimore.

Rick Binetti, the spokesman, released few details of the attack. He said it occurred about 7 p.m. inside the state-run detention center on East Eager Street. He could not say whether the stabbing occurred inside a cell or in a common area of the jail.

The spokesman said Robinson entered the jail May 31. Court records show he was being held in lieu of $250,000 bail while awaiting trial in Baltimore Circuit Court on charges of possessing a handgun in a vehicle, possession of a handgun and possessing an unregiste red firearm.

Binetti said a motive for the slaying is not known and that "no suspects are in custody."

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