Pasadena man convicted in 2012 killing of his father

PASADENA, Md. - A 28-year-old Pasadena man was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder and associated weapons offenses in the death of his father.

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced  that Darius Keenan Jr. was found guilty in the 2012 killing of his father, Darius Keenan Sr. in their Pasadena home.

“Darius Keenan Sr. was a longtime corrections officer just shy of retirement. He did not deserve to lose his life at the hands of the estranged son he took into his home,” Leitess said in a statement.

According to the state's attorney office, a family member discovered Darius Keenan Sr. dead in his Harlem Avenue home on the morning of Aug. 12, 2012. He had been shot in the head. His car, wallet and cell phone were missing. His son, Darius Keenan Jr., who resided at the residence, also was gone.

The younger Keenan was later found driving in Charlotte, N. C. He had  his father’s cell phone and debit card. Police searched the vehicle and found Darius Keenan Sr.’s wallet and a firearm of the same caliber used in the fatal shooting.

Witness interviews revealed the father and son argued hours before the killing and that Darius Keenan Jr. had threatened to kill his father in the past.