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17-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of Bel Air Man

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The Harford County Sheriff’s Office has charged 17-year-old Donnell Graham for the murder of 29-year-old Patrick Ward. Ward died Friday night in his Bel Air home from multiple stab wounds.

Neighbors said they heard an argument coming from inside Ward’s apartment, and when they could not enter by the front door, they did so by climbing on the balcony. Once inside, they saw Graham, who fled the apartment.

Ward was taken to the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center by the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

 Based on information provided by neighbors and witnesses, patrol deputies identified Donnell Graham. A canine track led the deputies from the crime scene to Graham’s apartment building. Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies took Graham into custody without incident.

Detectives determined that Graham attempted to burglarize the victim’s home and when Ward unexpectedly confronted him, Graham stabbed him several times.

Graham is charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and possession of a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure. He is being held at the Harford County Detention Center with no bond after an initial hearing with the district court commissioner.


One Comment

  1. j says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close bad cases.
    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.
    This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.

    1. JackDaniels says:


    2. Tom says:

      @j – Break out your bunker and tinfoil hat and disconnect from society. This is not the place for your stupid conspiracies.

  2. Wisconsinmark says:

    So we’ve got an article about a blind man being stabbed at a robbery and you want to ramble on about some mindless 911 conspiracy that has as much validity as Sasquatch.
    You need seriously to get a life.

  3. Harry says:

    Hang this Monkey in the center of town Old school

    1. Tom says:

      @Harry – Racist.

  4. JoeFromAACounty says:



    1. Tom says:

      @Joe – Really? Grow up.

  5. Madman says:

    Let’s don’t get carried away until he is tried and convicted. If convicted give him the death penalty (I know liberal MD is against it), but don’t let him sit on death row for twenty years, one appeal then die.

    “j” you have a problem you should see a doctor or stop watching so much TV.

  6. MyAfroItches says:

    @Tom I see you get so offended by people writing the truth on here about african american animals,can you explain why you get so mad when the truth is spoke on here???I asume you are african american yourself after reading your racist comment,I have a idea why dont you and your race go public and tell your race what animals they make you all look like and they need to stop commiting crimes that end up on the news 24/7,sorry this behair isnt acceptable you all belong is a zoo where animals are,in a cage ! ! !

  7. MyAfroItches says:

    ^ ^ ^ Behavior ^ ^ ^

  8. SKR2810 says:

    There are NO SAFE AREAS in MD any longer.
    Parents are not parents. The children are not taught respect for anyone or anything. When crimes are committed it seems the RACE CARD is always the first thing that is claimed. They make excuses for these criminals instead of placing the blame where it belongs. No one made you a criminal because of your race. Just because you are brought up in an area where drugs and crime are prevelant doesn’t mean you have to become a criminal. If you commit a crime regardless of color you should be punished accordingly.

  9. Lucy says:

    Well All I Can Say Is ~ My Son Was Raised With Pat .They Were Always Together Even When My Son Moved To Maine & New England … . He Was Not Blind Untill 2003 From Sugar Diebiteis … He Was A Good Kid … & I Hope This Little SOB Rots In Jail … !! Why Would You Even Hurt Pat For Good Sakes ..He Was Blind & Didnt Even Know What Was Gonna Happen !! From What I Hear This Kid Wanted A Gun .. So He Could Go Rob A Store !! …. Pat Can See Once Again Cause I Know The Baby Boys In Heaven .. R I P .. Pat …. Rot In Hell Donnell Graham !!!

  10. tiredofnegros says:

    hell be charged and sentenced as a juvinile, get probation for a few years and left back out onto the streets…. it seems to be the pattern in maryland.

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