NBC Washington - Darcy Spencer
A Montgomery County man accused of killing his psychiatrist is now accused of another murder. This time, the victim is his roommate at the Clifton T Perkins mental hospital in Jessup. News 4's Darcy Spencer has more.
A mental hospital patient is behind bars this morning accused of murdering his roommate.
Police say 24-year-old Vitaly Davydov called security guards on the maximum security wing at Clifton T. Perkins Psychiatric Hospital in Jessup, Maryland into his room at about 2:30 p.m. Friday. When they arrived they found his roommate, 22-year-old David Rico-Noyola, on the floor suffering from trauma and bleeding from the head. Davydov was immediately taken into custody.
Police say a nurse had checked the room less than 30 minutes before Rico-Noyola was found dead. Both men were in the room and nothing unusual was found.
You may also recognize Davydov’s name. He was convicted of beating his psychiatrist, Doctor Wayne Fenton, to death in Rockville five years ago.
Davydov is now charged with first and second degree murder. Police are still trying to establish a motive.