Teen on trial for fa­tal stab­bing

Ac­cused of killing Wal­dorf man in 2015

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - By AN­DREW RICHARD­SON arichard­son@somd­news.com

A man fac­ing first-de­gree mur­der is on trial in Charles County Cir­cuit Court this week, ac­cused of chas­ing down a Wal­dorf teen and fa­tally stab­bing him last year in May.

Shon­dell Javon Mid­dle­ton, 19, of Clin­ton, N.C., who has been out on $500,000 bond since July 2015, has elected to be tried by bench trial with Judge Larnzell Martin Jr. of the Prince Ge­orge’s Cir­cuit Court pre­sid­ing.

Mid­dle­ton is al­leged to have chased down and re­peat­edly stabbed Jor­dan An­thony Lu­cas, 18, of Wal­dorf.

Around 10:30 a.m. on May 7, 2015, deputies with the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­sponded to the 12300 block of Vi­vian Adams Drive in Wal­dorf for a re­ported as­sault, ac­cord­ing to pre­vi­ous re­ports and court pro­ceed­ings. Upon ar­rival, of­fi­cers found Lu­cas suf­fer­ing from mul­ti­ple stab wounds, in­clud­ing a wound to his neck. First re­spon­ders be­gan ren­der­ing first aid, but by the time EMS per­son­nel had ar­rived on the scene, he had lost his pulse, and paramedics at­tempted to re­sus­ci­tate him with CPR.

Lu­cas and two other men had showed up at the apart­ment where Mid­dle­ton was stay­ing to con­front him about a drug rip off ear­lier in the week in which Mid­dle­ton and another man stole about half an ounce of mar­i­juana from Lu­cas, court pro­ceed­ings re­vealed. Mid­dle­ton al­legedly emerged from the apart­ment and be­gan chas­ing Lu­cas, even­tu­ally catch­ing him and stab­bing him to death.

The trial is on­go­ing as of press time Tues­day.

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