Teen held without bond in Columbia homicide

Accused of stabbing over 'personal dispute'

July 29, 2011|By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun

A Howard County judge denied bail Friday for the teen suspect in the death of another youth, a spokesman for the state's attorney's office said.

Xavier Trevon Bates, 18, is still being held at the Howard County Detention Center after a morning bail review hearing before Howard County District Judge Pamila J. Brown, said T. Wayne Kirwan, of the Howard County State's Attorney's Office.

Prosecutor Tricia Cecil argued that no bail should be set for Bates, who is accused of fatally stabbing Christian Lendell Hall on Wednesday, Kirwan said. Bates was not represented by an attorney at the hearing.

Hall, 17, died after being stabbed multiple times in his home in the 8700 block of Airybrink Lane in Columbia. Hall was found by police about 10 p.m. in the hallway at his Long Reach apartment building, near the Long Reach Shopping Center. He was pronounced dead at Howard County General Hospital, police said.

According to the charging documents, Hall's mother was present in the home at the time of the incident. The documents also state that Bates, who was arrested at Howard County General Hospital while being treated for a hand injury, told police he stabbed Hall in the side of the chest and yelled 'I am going to kill you' at him several times.

Bates, also from Columbia, has been charged with first- and second-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault in connection with Hall's death. Police believe the stabbing resulted from a fight earlier Wednesday stemming from a "personal dispute," police spokeswoman Sherry Lewellyn said.


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