Maryland teenager left chilling note bragging about stabbing five-year-old half-sister to death

Maryland teenager left chilling note bragging about stabbing five-year-old half-sister to death
Stephen Jarrod Davis II has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his five-year-old half-sister in a fit of rage (Anne Arundel County Police Department)

PASADENA, MARYLAND: A teenager has admitted to fatally stabbing his five-year-old half-sister in a fit of rage and fleeing their home, with court documents revealing how he left a note telling his family, "I wanted to kill you all."

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Stephen Jarrod Davis II, 19, fled after allegedly killing five-year-old Anayah J Abdul in her bed in 2020. The teenager pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder in the death of young Abdul. However, a press release from the office of Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess stated that Davis is now seeking to prove that he was “not criminally responsible” (or “NCR”) for his actions at the time of the murder, which is reportedly Maryland's version of an insanity plea.

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According to Law&Crime, deputies from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to a 911 call on the morning of October 3, 2020, at a residence located in the 4100 block of Apple Leaf Court in Pasadena regarding a missing vehicle. The caller reportedly told the dispatcher that no one in the family had permission to take the black Dodge Charger and noted that Davis was also missing.

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Upon arrival, the mother told police that she got a notification from her doorbell camera at around 3 am showing movement in front of the house. She said that she saw Davis enter the family minivan and move it into the street. Meanwhile, a doorbell camera from a neighbor showed the family's garage door opening and the black Dodge Charger exit before "quickly speeding away from the family home," per the release.

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Authorities learned that the car was owned by the mother's boyfriend. The family decided to call the police after finding a "concerning note" they believed had been written by the teenager. “Honestly, I hate y’all so much I wanted to kill you all, but I believe one is enough to cause you enough damage," the note read, per a report from CBS News.



 

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Meanwhile, another report from the Capital Gazette noted how police were on the scene speaking with Davis’ mother and her boyfriend when “another child in the house screamed that Davis had killed the little girl." Little Abdul was subsequently found with multiple stab wounds and pronounced dead at the scene.

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Investigators used data from Davis' cell phone and tracked the Dodge Charger to a location on Interstate 70 in Ohio later that day. Ohio State Troopers spotted the vehicle in Springfield, Ohio, and attempted a traffic stop, but Davis led them on a brief, high-speed chase before eventually pulling over. He was taken into custody and extradited back to Anne Arundel County to face murder charges. His devastated mother told investigators that violence was “out of character” for her son and that he had “no known mental or physical health problems,” although he “did not talk much.” Meanwhile, Davis' father, who lived in Florida, told the authorities that his son had previously complained to him about a potential sibling rivalry and that he felt "unloved" by his family, per the Capital Gazette.

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