UPDATE: Washington DC Woman Charged with Murder After Stabbing a Man to Death in Chaptico

November 30, 2019
Marlaena Rochelle Bethea, 46, of Washington DC

Marlaena Rochelle Bethea, 46, of Washington DC

UPDATE 11/30/2019: Marlaena Rochelle Bethea, 46, of Washington DC,was ordered to be held without bond for a first degree murder case pending against her.

State’s Attorney Richard Fritz and Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling are prosecuting this case.

UPDATE 5/27/2019 @ 11:55 p.m.: On May 26, 2019, at approximately 11:20 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 35800 block of Bay Drive in Chaptico, for the reported stabbing.

Responding officers located the victim, later identified as Michael Ross Bethea, age 47 of Washington, D.C. suffering from a stab wound.

Lifesaving measures were attempted by responding officers and emergency personnel, however, Bethea was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

A preliminary investigation determined the victim was involved in a family dispute and was subsequently stabbed outside the residence. The circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Skyler LeFave at (301) 475-4200 extension *1983 or by email at Skyler.LeFave@stmarysmd.com.

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

5/27/2019 @ 6:00 a.m.: On Sunday, May 26, 2019, at approximately 11:25 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Bay Drive and River Drive in Chaptico, for the reported stabbing.

Dispatchers advised all incoming rescue personnel units to stage in the area until police could secure the scene.

Crews arrived on scene to find a 48-year-old male with a stab wound to the chest and shortly after, police advised the victim was not breathing and started CPR until emergency medical technicians arrived.

The male was declared deceased on the scene.

The suspect and one additional patient were transported from the scene to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriffs Office and Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene to investigate the incident.

A spokesperson from the Sheriffs Office told SMNEWSNET that they were investigating a homicide.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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16 Responses to UPDATE: Washington DC Woman Charged with Murder After Stabbing a Man to Death in Chaptico

  1. Anonymous on May 27, 2019 at 7:56 am

    This oughta be good.

  2. Bebop on May 27, 2019 at 11:44 am

    God Bless America.

  3. Barb on May 27, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Thought and prayers for there family and friends. So sad

    • The T&P Chant of St Mary's deed-by-gawd Club members on December 2, 2019 at 6:35 am

      Thoughts and Prayers….

      Thoughts and Prayers….

      Thoughts and Prayers….

      ALL better now.

      BONUS: “THEIR” – NOT “THERE” you idiot!

      • Really on December 2, 2019 at 3:05 pm

        So you have never misspell anything ever…

        • Anonymous on December 2, 2019 at 6:59 pm

          Classic.

        • Yes really. on December 3, 2019 at 6:30 am

          Misspelled?

          Of course.

          But this is an obvious case of using the wrong word in ignorance –

          It is a typical indication of a lack of or deficiency in one’s education.

          Since you are trying to cover, No doubt you are of the same degree.

          No slam intended – nor is it meant to appear overly condescending.

          But combined with the rest of the mush contained in her post….

          Maybe mommy should proof read the dribble pre-posting.

  4. Anonymous on May 27, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    This was my cuzn that was stabbed its alot on our family right now

    • Anonymous on May 28, 2019 at 6:40 am

      Who was the hoodrat that stabbed him? I heard it was with a screwdriver.

    • Anonymous on May 31, 2019 at 6:50 am

      so it was your cuzn and your family did it?? saying it was over a family dispute???
      something isn’t right here the family must of been fighting over drugs or money.

      It is from D.C after all bringing that mess here GTFOH

      • I Know You're Right on November 30, 2019 at 9:20 am

        You called it…DC.

        • Anonymous on December 2, 2019 at 6:36 am

          Dc anit got nothing to do with it.. isolated incident..he got stabbed for a reason that was between them…not the district lol…get it together you scared southern Marylanders and stop blaming other places for your hillbillies lol

          • Do you see any "scared" Marylanders? (except for Shawn). on December 3, 2019 at 6:34 am

            A post like yours accusing people of being hillbillies?

            A that is so rich!

            “anit got”

            You absolutely SHOULD remain anonymous!

            AND don’t reproduce.

  5. MikeInMorganza on May 27, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Any updates SMNWSNET?

  6. Bebop on November 30, 2019 at 10:22 am

    It got one word.

  7. Anonymous on November 30, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    More crap , stay away