Man Charged With Fatal Stabbing of 9-Month-Pregnant Girlfriend
Updated: Tuesday, September 2 2014, 10:20 PM EDT
A 32-year-old Baltimore man has been charged in the stabbing death of his pregnant girlfriend in her Rosedale home. The victim, Summer Shemida Smith, 33, was nine months pregnant when she was killed on June 20.
Kenneth Walter Worrell III has been charged with first-degree murder and is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. The case is under review by The Baltimore County State's Attorney to see if additional homicide charges will be filed for the death of the unborn child.
The victim was found bloody and unconscious by her mother, in the basement of the Travis Court home around 7:30 p.m. on June 20. She was pronounced dead on scene by EMS personnel.
Detectives were able to link Worrell to the crime when DNA tests showed that blood stains on a bank receipt found in his car and dated the day of the murder belonged to Smith.