Reporting Derek Valcourt
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — There are shocking new details in the case of a 14-year-old girl accused of convincing her 19-year-old boyfriend to murder her father.
Derek Valcourt has more on the stunning story that her boyfriend told the investigators.
Not only did he confess to stabbing his girlfriend’s father, he apparently told police all about their plans to do it.
Bail was denied for 19-year-old Jason Bulmer and 14-year-old Morgan Arnold, the young couple charged with planning and then carrying out the murder of the girl’s father, 58-year-old real estate executive turned popular Howard County blogger and activist, Dennis Lane.
Morgan Arnold’s mother refused to speak to reporters after Monday’s court hearing but according to charging documents, Bulmer had plenty to say to police, confessing to the first officers who arrived at the murder scene. “I’m the one who did it; she told me to.”
Bulmer later told detectives his girlfriend left a sliding glass door to their house unlocked so he could sneak in and stab her father to death with a kitchen knife he’d taken from his own home. He said she told him to stab her father in the throat 10 times while he slept, and to stab his girlfriend, Denise Geiger, in the throat 15 times.
Detectives asked why and Bulmer said Arnold told him, “I have my reasons and I’ll tell you later.”
According to court documents, Bulmer and his girlfriend discussed killing her father on the afternoon before the murder while they were at Mt. Hebron High School. He said she told him, “If you don’t do it tonight, I don’t know what I’ll do.”
It’s unclear how Dennis Lane’s girlfriend escaped any injury and called police.
Now those who loved Lane wonder why his daughter wanted him murdered, but they’re remembering him for his generosity and selfless commitment to Howard County.
“I think the best thing we can do for him is to be there for his family, to help them heal and recover and to show them that the community loves him,” said Bill Woodcock.
Police say after the murder, the two teens intended to run off together to California.
Both teens face the possibility of life in prison for the murder and for conspiracy to commit murder.