Baltimore County Police have charged a 20-year-old Baltimore man with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a city funeral home director.
Mark Brown Jr., of the 200 block of North Washington Street, in a neighborhood near Johns Hopkins Hospital known as C.A.R.E., is charged in the stabbing death of Phillip Weatherford on Monday in White Marsh.
Weatherford had owned Phillip A. Weatherford Funeral Services on Oliver Street in the Broadway East neighborhood since June 2005.
"He was a very lovable young man," said his mother, Estelle Weatherford. She said he was the youngest of three brothers. He did not have any children of his own.
County officers found Weatherford, 52, of the 4100 block of Woodhaven Avenue in Windsor Hills, at 2:40 a.m. inside his vehicle, parked near Pulaski Highway and Ebenezer Road. He had been stabbed multiple times and was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He died several hours later.
Investigators learned that the victim and the suspect were acquaintances, and that they had been traveling south on Pulaski Highway in the victim's car when they began to argue. The suspect stabbed the victim several times during the argument, police said.
Brown is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail.
Baltimore Sun reporter Jessica Anderson contributed to this story. Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts