Man, 22, charged with murder in fatal stabbing of his grandfather

Records show relatives had sought protection from suspect last year

March 01, 2011|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A 22-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his 61-year-old grandfather, Baltimore police said Tuesday.

Edgar Waylan Wilson was found Sunday afternoon by a relative inside his home in the 2800 block of Clifton Ave. in West Baltimore, according to police. A warrant was issued for his grandson, Jerrell Dixon, that day and was served Monday, court records show.

Police said Dixon confessed to stabbing Wilson during a fight. He was ordered held without bail Monday, records show.

Relatives declined to comment when contacted by The Baltimore Sun on Monday, but court records show Dixon's relatives had sought intervention from the courts. In June, his 94-year-old grandmother wrote that Dixon "does not work, takes my credit card numbers and purchased $8,000 worth of … things" and said he smoked drugs with his friends and "brings strange women in to spend the night without my permission."

"He has refused to leave when I ask him, and I am afraid for my safety. I am 94 years old," she wrote in court papers.

District Court Judge Catherine Curran O'Malley issued a temporary protective order, but his grandmother failed to show at a follow-up hearing.

justin.fenton@baltsun.com



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