Man, 43, stabbed by stepson, 16, dies of injuries

Boy charged as adult with attempted first-degree murder; charges expected to be upgraded

May 21, 2012|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A 43-year-old man who police say was stabbed more than 20 times last month by his stepson during an argument over money died late last week from his injuries, according to police and court records.

Police say George Stevenson was able to call for help, and responding officers found him bleeding profusely in the living room of his apartment in the 1400 block of Limit Ave., suffering from stab wounds to his arm, chest and back.

Stevenson said he had been stabbed with an unknown object by his stepson, 16-year-old Galen Stevenson, who then fled on foot, police said. George Stevenson was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital in critical condition; according to court records, his lung was punctured and his kidney was severed, and he suffered a stroke.

Galen Stevenson was arrested on a warrant charging him as an adult with attempted first-degree murder on April 24, and was ordered held without bond, court records show. George Stevenson died from his injuries on May 18. The charges against Galen Stevenson were expected to be upgraded.

Limit Avenue is located in the Idlewood neighborhood, west of Loch Raven Boulevard near the Baltimore County line.

This is the second recent incident in Baltimore involving a father allegedly killed by his son. On April 19, police said Cornell Booker Sr. became intoxicated and got into a fight with his girlfriend. Police said their son intervened, punching Booker in the face and causing him to fall backward and hit his head on the ground. He died from his injuries on May 8.

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