A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury convicted Jeremiah McBride yesterday of second-degree murder for stabbing his aunt’s former boyfriend to death in West Baltimore late last year.
On December 7, 2012, an officer received a call for a reported cutting in the 1800 block of Fulton Avenue. Upon arrival, he found the victim lying face-up in a pool of blood on the living room floor appearing to have sustained several stab or cut wounds.
McBride’s aunt had broken up with the victim, but she was permitting him to live in her home temporarily at the time of the incident. When the aunt told McBride about some of the difficulties that she and the victim were having, McBride became outraged, grabbed a knife, and stabbed the victim who had just come in the house.
McBride gave a statement in which he said he did not remember the incident and does not know what happened. He had several cuts on his hands that he could not explain.
Scheduled for sentencing on November 5, 2013, McBride, 24, faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.
Assistant State’s Attorney Roya Hanna prosecuted the case.