While recovering from surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, a woman was fatally stabbed by a teenage psychiatric patient who was being held across the hall, says Baltimore Police.
It happened on Wednesday night around 9:30 pm, according to the police. The 15-year-old patient escaped from his room and attacked the woman, who succumbed to her injuries on Thursday.
Homicide detectives have taken on the case, which was initially reported as an aggravated assault. The hospital hasn’t disclosed the incident, though they did release a statement on Thursday night:
“This is an incredibly tragic situation. We are continuing to cooperate with the Baltimore Police Department as they conduct their investigation.”
The teenager is currently in police custody.
Jason Shorter, 43, of Parma, Ohio has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and aggravated murder after killing his 1-year-old son to “punish” the boy’s mother.
Shorter initially faced the death penalty for killing his son, Nicholas Shorter, in May 2018, but has now been sentenced to life in prison as of Monday.
In a news release, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said, “This individual murdered his son to punish his child’s mother. There is no crueler form of abuse. He has earned every day of his life sentence.”
O’Malley added that Shorter will be eligible for parole after he serves 41 years in prison.
The child’s death happened as the result of a bitter custody dispute between his parents. Courts granted his mother custody on May 7, 2018—and no divorce attorney could have known what would happen next.
On May 12, Shorter arrived at the Parma Police Department with self-inflicted wounds, and turned himself in for “attempted murder, suicide,” reported Fox 8 at the time.
He told the police that his injured son was in the car. Officers found the son in the truck, unresponsive and bleeding. Doctors pronounced the boy dead at a local hospital.
Nevada police are currently investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl. They found her dead three days after a suspicious event at school.
On March 11, investigators found the body of Gabrielle “Britney” Lynn Ujlaky in the Burner Basin area of Spring Creek. Three days before, witnesses saw her stepping into a green Ford F-150 truck in front of Spring Creek High School around 4 pm.
Investigators consider her death a homicide, PEOPLE reports.
“While investigators have been working around the clock following up on leads and tips, a suspect has not been identified. It is important that the public understands investigators are working their way through a voluminous quantity of tips and information, which takes time.”
At the time of her disappearance, the teen was wearing blue jeans and a gray hoodie. The sheriff’s office wants anyone with information to reach out. You can do this by calling 775-738-7002 between 7 am and 6 pm PT daily.