In court filings in a child support dispute, Richardson Jr. reported he made $12,925.80 annually — about $5,000 of which came from unemployment payments. He wrote that he had an eighth-grade education and was weighed down by more than $20,000 in medical bills stemming from his wife's cancer.
Property records show that he bought the house in 2005 from a relative at no charge.
On Tuesday, the Richardsons' home was surrounded by crime-scene tape. In contrast to nearby well-kept houses, the roof was in need of repair, and there was a car and fresh vehicle tracks in the front lawn. Next to the house is a scenic pond filled with geese, and down the block is the private Harford Day School.