BALTIMORE — Baltimore police are still trying to determine the motive for the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old city girl near a light rail station. It happened shortly after midnight yesterday morning in West Baltimore near the Jones Falls Expressway. Police and family members say Nicole Edmonds and her 16-year-old brother had stepped off a train moments earlier when they were accosted by three men and a woman who got off with them. Two of the men held the brother, while the man and woman chased the girl and stabbed her.
She died 30 minutes later at Shock Trauma. The attack happened as Nicole and her brother were heading home from their jobs at a fast food restaurant in Linthicum.
This is a sad sad story, but what’s even sadder is my speculation that Baltimore Police are up to old tricks.Â Every article I read on this story says the light rail stop was in West Baltimore.Â Anyone who lives in Baltimore will tell you the light rail doesn’t let off anywhere that would be coined “West Baltimore”.Â By the looks of it the incident had to occur somewhere between Falls Road and Timonium–affluent middle to upper-class neighborhoods that don’t want to have a murder in their stats which may affect their property value.Â So this murder will be documented as occurring in “West Baltimore”