Crime and Courts

Teen Charged With Murdering 5-Year-Old Sister in Anne Arundel County


A teenager killed his 5-year-old half sister in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, before fleeing to Ohio, where he was arrested Saturday, police say.

Officers found 5-year-old Anaya Jannah Abdul dead about 8:15 a.m. in the 4100 block of Apple Leaf Court in Pasadena, police said.

Abdul's death was ruled a homicide, and an autopsy found she died from multiple "sharp force injuries," police said in a news release Sunday.

Evidence revealed that Abdul's 17-year-old half brother, Stephen Jarrod Davis II, was involved, according to police.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Davis as an adult with first-degree murder and they were able to track him down in the Springfield, Ohio, area with the help of Ohio authorities, police said.

He was arrested Saturday and is awaiting extradition back to Maryland.

Investigators are still looking into what led up to the killing.

Correction: This story previously incorrectly reported the victim was the suspect's half brother. The victim was the suspect's half sister.

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