Man held without bail in fatal stabbing at North Ave. bus stop

February 24, 2011|By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

A West Baltimore man accused of fatally stabbing another man after an argument at a North Avenue bus stop last week has been ordered held without bail, according to city police.

Lafayette Taylor of the 500 block of W. Hoffman St. was arrested Feb. 17 in connection with the death that day of 45-year-old Joshua Mathews, police spokesman Detective Kevin Brown said.

Taylor turned 56 the day before police say he stabbed Mathews, of the 6700 block of Kincheloe Ave. in Woodlawn. Taylor faces nine charges, including first- and second-degree murder, assault and reckless endangerment, according to court records.

On the day of the stabbing, police said Mathews had been waiting at the stop just before 1 p.m. when he started arguing with a woman. Taylor, her companion, then began fighting with Mathews and stabbed him in the neck, according to police.

Mathews died later at a hospital.

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