Son charged in fatal stabbing of father, age 73

BALTIMORE - A 73-year-old man is dead and his daughter in critical condition after a stabbing inside their northwest Baltimore home.

The man’s son is charged with his murder.

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Jerome Marlowe Jr., 43, told detectives he got into an argument with his 31-year-old sister over noise and leaving lights on in their home in the 4100 block of Chatham Road, according to charging documents.

He said his sister threw a vase at him, so he grabbed a knife from the kitchen and went to his sister’s room where his father stood in front of him.

Marlowe Jr. told detectives he allegedly stabbed his father, 73-year-old Jerome Marlowe Sr., then his sister and she ran out of the house, court documents state.

He told police he allegedly stabbed his father in self-defense after the older man threatened to kill him if he didn’t stop arguing with his sister, according to charging documents.

Witnesses told investigators they saw Marlowe Jr. chase his sister to the neighbor’s house then go back inside the family home.

When police arrived, they went inside the home and found Marlowe Sr. unresponsive on the living room steps then took the younger man into custody.

Marlowe Sr. later died as a result of his injuries. The sister was rushed into surgery and was listed in critical condition Friday.

Marlowe Jr. is charged with murder, attempted murder, assault and use of a dangerous weapon.

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