A judge set bail at $1 million Tuesday for a jockey charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a woman and wounding of her boyfriend Saturday in the parking lot outside her Pasadena apartment.
Francis Eugene Adams, 22, of Severna Park had been held without bail when arrested Sunday on charges of murder, armed robbery and related counts. Adams works at the Bowie Training Center, according to information in the court file.
Annapolis District Judge Jonas D. Legum set bail amount.
"Not only is the defendant a danger to the victim that survived, he is a danger to the community," Assistant State's Attorney Bernice North told the judge at the bail hearing Tuesday.
Assistant Public Defender Michele Cinque said Adams is a longtime area resident and is welcome to return to the home in the 500 block of East St. where he had been living with his girlfriend and her mother.
Cinque, Adams' girlfriend and her mother declined to speak about the case after the court hearing.
Adams, who according to electronic court records is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds, is charged in the death of Debra Lynn Gill, 52, and the robbery and stabbing of a 25-year-old man whom police identified as Gill's boyfriend.
According to court records, Adams is on probation after a conviction for attempted manufacturing or distribution of drugs in Baltimore. He also faces charges of misdemeanor theft and second-degree assault in Baltimore that date to March 19, according to court records. In that case, which is unrelated to the current charges, the mother of Adams' child accused him of hitting, biting and choking her, as well as stealing a silver and diamond necklace and a gold watch. That warrant was served May 30, with bail set at $7,500.
Police said robbery was the apparent motive in the stabbings about 2:40 a.m. Saturday.
"The case, it's open and it's far, far from closed," said police spokesman Justin Mulcahy.
Mulcahy said Adams and a woman had "some sort of encounter" with Gill and the other victim at a location in Glen Burnie before Adams followed them to a parking lot at Marley Run Apartments in Pasadena.
Witnesses told police they saw an altercation in the parking lot of 8000 Corkberry Lane. According to charging documents, Gill and her companion were stabbed, and the man was robbed of $111, his wallet and a cell phone. Gill died Saturday night, but the surviving victim identified Adams from a photo lineup, according to charging documents.
Baltimore Sun reporter Tricia Bishop contributed to this article.