Hearing Set for Teen Charged with Murdering Father

Robert Richardson III is expected to appear in Harford County District Court Tuesday.


A Bel Air teen charged with murdering his father is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in late Tuesday morning.

of the 800 block of Moores Mill Road, was with first- and second-degree murder and use of a handgun in commission of a felony or violent crime.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. in District Court.

The hearing is essentially a show cause hearing where the court determines if there is evidence that a felony was committed and enough evidence to believe the defendant is the one who committed that felony.

Richardson's felony charges stem from an , police said. Around 10:45 p.m., there was a 911 call from the Richardson's home on Moores Mill Road in Bel Air about a domestic disturbance.

Richarson III's sister allegedly made the call and told dispatchers her brother had shot her father, according to a WJZ report.

When police arrived, they said they found evidence indicating there may have been a shooting at the home. The 16-year-old was after a police chase.

The teen allegedly told police he shot and killed his father, Robert Richardson Jr., age 58, and dumped the body in Aberdeen, according to the .

Richardson III was being held without bail Tuesday morning at the .

Dianna Wolff-Stugen January 17, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Waiting to hear what happened today in court. Praying for this young boy.
Andy Eisner January 18, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Why not pray for his family, sister and FATHER Ms. Stugen?


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