ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has pleaded guilty in the fatal stabbing of his father in front of his mother.
Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced Tuesday that 23-year-old Leobardo Jolalpa-Ramirez of Annapolis pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the February 2016 stabbing death of his father, 44-year-old Martin Jolalpa-Vazquez.READ MORE: Barricade Situation Developing After Shooting In Prince George's County
Prosecutors say Jolalpa-Ramirez woke his mother and asked her to follow him downstairs, where he approached his father, who was sitting on a chair in the kitchen, grabbed him by his hair, then stabbed him in the neck. Jolalpa-Ramirez fled while relatives tended to his father, who later died at a hospital.READ MORE: Surveillance Video Shows Response After Four Children Shot In East Baltimore; Governor Criticizes Justice System As ‘Broken’ Amid Spike In Violence
Jolalpa-Ramirez faces up to 20 years in prison at sentencing, which is scheduled for Sept. 29. His attorney, Elizabeth W. Palan, declined to comment on the plea.For The Third Day In A Row, Some Baltimore City Schools Were Forced To Dismiss Early Due To Lack Of Air Conditioning
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