Baltimore man charged with murder in October stabbing

Victim had record involving drugs, prostitution, was undergoing gender change

April 01, 2010|By Jessica Anderson

Police have made an arrest in a deadly October stabbing that occurred after a dispute in a car near a park in East Baltimore.

Larry Douglas, 20, of Baltimore has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of Darren Neal Green Jr., 25, of the first block of N. Woodington Road in Southwest Baltimore.

Police found the wounded Green wearing women's clothing in the 1500 block of Montpelier St., near Adams Park, in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood about 5 a.m. Oct. 26.

A counselor said she knew Green as "Dee," and that Green identified as a woman.

Green was stabbed in the heart, according to charging documents. When found by police, Green was bleeding from the left side and her underwear was pulled down. She had several defensive wounds, as well as a bruise on the left arm, which investigators say was the result of a human bite. Police did not give a motive for the crime.

Police believe Green was in a car during the assault, then was left on the street near the park. Green died later at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In November, Green was recognized at a vigil at City Hall commemorating International Transgender Day of Remembrance, according to an item on Baltimore Brew, a local news Web site. One who attended the event, Cydne Kimbrough, founder and director of the Gender Learning Advocacy and Support System, said in an e-mail to The Baltimore Sun that Green had been a client.

"We were helping her start the process of going to school and [the] name-change process," Kimbrough said. "She was very interested in a better quality of life for herself."

Court records indicate that Green, at least for a time, was a prostitute. She was arrested 11 times over a 24-day span between April and May 2004, including twice on the same day on two separate occasions, and charged with loitering or loitering for the purpose of prostitution.

Three months before she was killed, Green had been sentenced to a seven-year term on drug-related charges, with all but four months suspended. Records from that case show she used the alias Kelly Bundy.

Douglas was arrested Tuesday in the 1400 block of Mullikin Court.

According to charging documents, Douglas told officers that he got into an argument with Green.

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