City man arrested in fatal stabbing of his sister's fiancé in Dundalk

Wilkins, 24, charged with first-degree murder, held without bail

  • Donnell Wilkins
Donnell Wilkins (Photo courtesy of Baltimore…)
April 04, 2011|By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore County police on Monday announced the arrest over the weekend of Donnell Wilkins, 24, who was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of his sister's fiancé.

Wilkins was arrested at the scene of the Dundalk crime shortly after it occurred early Saturday. Officers who were summoned to the 2900 block of Dunmurry Road found David Cleveland, 35, lying on the ground with multiple stab wounds in his back. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and died several hours later, police said.

Investigators determined from interviews that Cleveland and his fiancée, the suspect's sister, had been fighting. Police said Wilkins overheard the argument, approached the couple with a knife and stabbed Cleveland several times. He remained there and was arrested.

Wilkins, who lives a few doors from Good Samaritan Hospital in Northeast Baltimore, was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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