John Wagner, 34, and Lavelva Merritt, 24, were arrested in the stabbing death of 23-year-old Stephan Pitcairn. Pitcairn was returning from a weekend trip to New York when the two suspects robbed the victim of his wallet, duffel bag, iPod and money. Pitcairn was leaving Penn Station and was on the phone with his mother, in Florida, at the time of the incident. The Hopkin’s researcher had moved to Baltimore to become a doctor. He would have turned 24 Tuesday.
Shortly after 11 p.m. officers were called to the 2600 block of St. Paul Street for a robbery that turned into a murder. A witness heard the victim screaming, ran to him and stayed with him until the police arrived.