Judge Denies Bail for Pasadena Teen Accused of Murdering 5 Year Old Sister
An Anne Arundel County District Court judge has denied bail for Stephen Jarrod Davis, Jr., the 17 year old high school student from Pasadena who is charged with murdering his 5 year old sister.
Judge John Peter McKenna this morning ordered Davis to remain held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond. A no bond order had previously been set by a court commissioner on Friday after Davis was extradited back to Anne Arundel County from Ohio. At that time, he was formally booked and charged as an adult with the following:
1st Degree Murder
2nd Degree Murder
2nd Degree Child Abuse
1st Degree Assault
2nd Degree Assault
Motor Vehicle Unlawful taking
Judge McKenna has scheduled a preliminary hearing in the case for Wednesday, October 28 at the Annapolis District Court.
On the morning of Saturday, October 3, Anne Arundel County Police officers responded to an Applegate North residence in the 4100 block of Apple Leaf Court for a "juvenile problem" and later discovered Anaya Abdul deceased in her bed, according to court documents obtained by Report Annapolis. An autopsy was completed, and the cause of death was determined to be multiple sharp force injuries, the manner of death was ruled homicide.
Investigators allege Davis left a disturbing note in the home before fleeing the state. "Honestly, I hate yall so much," the note said. "I wanted to kill you all but I believe one is enough to cause you damage."
Authorities have yet to specifically say how Anaya was killed.
Police say Davis, a senior at Chesapeake High School, was initially taken into custody several hundred miles away by Ohio State Police after leading troopers on a high speed chase through I-70.
In a heartfelt letter to families, Fort Smallwood Elementary School Principal Bobbie Kesecker reflected on the loss of Anaya. "Anaya, a kindergarten student at our school, was very sweet," Principal Kesecker wrote in the letter. "She was quite animated when called upon, and always had something to say in the classroom."