A 15-year-old and 14-year-old teenager have been arrested and face charges for their alleged role in the death of a 51-year-old Highlandtown woman.
Police have stated that the victim's body was discovered by officers on Friday after they responded to the residence regarding a 911 call in which an unnamed person had reported finding an unconscious body. Police did not specify the actual cause of death, but said that the victim had suffered severe trauma to the body.
Although the motive for the death has not yet been officially declared in court records, police have commented that they believe that the woman's death was the result of an alleged botched robbery committed by the two teenagers. A neighbor of the woman was reportedly told by police that the two allegedly entered the home to rob it by climbing up on a chair and coming in through a half-open kitchen window located in the back proximity of the house. Police stated that the pair had allegedly took some small personal items belonging to the victim from the residence along with some change and electronics.
Police stated that it did not take long for them to identify the two teenagers as the alleged culprits of the crime because the 15-year-old teenager had previously been charged with breaking into the victim's home and burglarizing the residence once before.
Violent crimes such as robbery and homicide can be a serious offense that could carry a lengthy prison sentence. An experienced attorney may be able to assist defendants and work to ensure that they are treated fairly throughout the legal process.
Source: The Baltimore Sun, "Police arrest two teenagers in killing of Highlandtown woman" Colin Campbell, Feb. 02, 2014