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Maryland Man Stabbed Elderly Woman at Least 25 Times, Assaulted Her Teen Granddaughter: Court Documents

Maryland Man Accused of Killing Elderly Woman, Raping Her Granddaughter
Source: Bel Air Police Department; Unsplash

Angelo Spencer accused of killing elderly woman in Maryland and raping her teen granddaughter,

Feb. 26 2024, Published 4:03 p.m. ET

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A Maryland man has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed an elderly woman to death and assaulted her juvenile granddaughter during a fight, according to authorities.

Around 2:40 p.m. on Feb. 22, officers responded to a report in Bel Air regarding an assault, the local police department said.

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Once at the residence, officers found 73-year-old Mary Bland with apparent stab wounds. They also located a juvenile female, Bland’s 17-year-old granddaughter, who allegedly had been assaulted and sustained non-life-threatening injuries, court documents obtained by WBAL-TV show.

Bland and her granddaughter were transported to a hospital, where Bland was pronounced dead.

Bel Air Police Chief Charles Moore told WBAL-TV, "There was some type of argument, which escalated, and it sounds like the victim tried to intervene, and that’s Ms. Bland, and that resulted in the assault."

Investigators identified 24-year-old Angelo Spencer as the primary suspect in the alleged attack and said he was known to the family.

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“We know that it was him inside the residence," Chief Moore said. "He was identified [walking] away from the residence,"

Bland reportedly suffered at least 25 stab wounds.


In court documents, investigators claim Spencer purchased a glass cutter and a pocket knife from Home Depot before the stabbing occurred. He allegedly tried to break into Bland’s home before he rang the doorbell and forced his way into the home, the documents show.

Officials said Bland yelled at Spencer, and he then stabbed her in the shoulder. Spencer, according to police, said he repeatedly stabbed Bland, but he denied that he sexually assaulted Bland’s granddaughter but did admit to grabbing her neck.

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Spencer was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault and first-degree rape.

He was booked into the Harford County Detention Center, where he was being held without bond.


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