Lured by woman, Owings Mills man stabbed 60 times, police say

  • Kenneth Carter and Nickole Washington are charged in the murder of 26-year-old Nelson Dakurah.
Kenneth Carter and Nickole Washington are charged in the murder… (Baltimore City Police Department…)
July 08, 2014|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A woman lured an Owings Mills man into a robbery with the promise of sex, then, with an accomplice, stabbed him 60 times, her co-defendant allegedly told Baltimore police this week.

The killing occurred just after midnight on July 4 in the Broadway East neighborhood.

Officers who arrived at the 1300 block of N. Patterson Park Ave. saw the front window of a house broken and smeared with blood, and found 26-year-old Nelson Mandela Dakurah of Owings Mills lying in a front vestibule, police say in charging documents.

Inside the home, police say, officers found a cellphone next to a kitchen sink as well as a kitchen knife and a "large metal spike."

Police say the phone belonged to Nickole Washington, and showed a series of text messages and calls to a number associated with Dakurah.

The calls and messages began at 10 p.m. July 3, police say, with Washington asking Dakurah to go to the home "with the promise of sex."

In his final text, Dakurah said he was "close" by.

The investigation led police to Kenneth Carter, who told detectives that he and Washington had plotted to rob Dakurah of cash at knifepoint, they say in the documents.

But when Dakurah arrived, Carter told police, a struggle ensued. Police say Carter told them that both he and Washington stabbed Dakurah.

Police say Washington told them she had had a relationship with Dakurah and the phone found in the home belonged to her.

Dakurah sustained a "blunt force trauma" wound to the head, according to an autopsy.

Dakurah had no criminal record. A profile page for a man of that name in Owings Mills identifies him as a registered nurse.

Washington and Carter are both charged with first-degree murder and related charges. They were being held without bond. No attorney is listed for either in court records.

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