COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Howard County Police have charged an 18-year-old man in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old youth.

Xavier Trevon Bates of Columbia is charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of Christian Lendell Hall.

Police say the two were in a fight earlier in the day Wednesday.

Officers say Bates went to Hall’s home, forced his way into his apartment and stabbed him several times, fleeing on his bicycle.

Hall was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Bates was arrested at a hospital, where he went for treatment of a hand injury.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (10)
  1. Patti says:

    so this punk couldn’t take an @$$ kicking with dignity and goes and takes someone’s life?? so sad. People aren’t raising men anymore.


    this new generation are a group of weak minded indiviuals

  3. jackie says:

    Okay, Ms. Balto mayor and the pathetic judge that will be assigned to this case- this barbaric animal did this, there is no use for him in our society.. Put him to death the way he killed this innocent young man. Oh, wait- it is Balto.. that’s right- time to give him a little slap on the wrist and set him back out on the streets

    1. jj says:

      you need to read better-this was in Howard County, not Baltimore. A place where there isn’t much crime. Yes this was senseless but don’t always assume it’s Baltimore (even though it usually is) The lowlifes don’t stay in Baltimore.

    2. MD Citizen says:

      You really need to learn how to read better. It states at the top of the article that this occurred in Columbia MD not Baltimore. You just assumed that it was Baltimore. You know what they say when you ASSUME!

  4. adraine says:

    this is really crazy

  5. taj says:

    yall people just need to shut up because none of you guys were there and none of you guys no what happened so somebody need to put yall to death. nobody can judge anybody you are not god.

    1. brewha says:

      tell that to the judge….but he cant judge anybody, right?

  6. lauren says:

    it happened in baltimore maryland , i know what happened , iknow xavier and christian , its sad that a young innocent youth had to lose his life over one little disagreement know xavier should just take the consaquences for what he did , he knew he was guna go to jail when he thought about stabbing him up but all i got to say is xavier need to keep his head up in their and christian hall R.I.P !

  7. LR nigga. says:

    first off yall need to get it together it happened in COLUMBIA, md…smh. anyhow what he did was dumb, couldnt take a a** whooping and had to go and take someones life. no one can judge him but we are all shocked and appalled.

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