An 84-year old Conowingo man has been charged with first degree murder in the stabbing death of his brother.
Silas D. Richardson of Schoolhouse Lane was arrested in New Jersey on Monday night.
He is accused of murdering his brother, George Carlton Richardson Sr., 87, of Neptune Township, NJ.
At approximately 8:45 p.m. Monday, Cecil County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to a residence in the 100 block of Schoolhouse Lane Conowingo to check the welfare of an individual. CCSO had received a telephone call from the Neptune Township, New Jersey Police Department. The Neptune Township Police Department stated they responded to an address in the 2300 block of West Bangs Avenue Neptune Township, New Jersey for an alarm call. The Neptune Township, New Jersey, Police Department learned that Silas D. Richardson had arrived at his brother’s residence at that address. Silas told his brother’s girlfriend that his brother, George Carlton Richardson Sr., had passed away. The girlfriend noticed that Silas was driving his brother’s blue Honda Civic. The girlfriend said that George never let anyone drive his vehicle.
At the request of the Neptune Township Police Department, Cecil County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Silas Richardson’s home on Schoolhouse Lane Conowingo to check on George's welfare of George. Investigators learned that George Richardson had responded to Silas Richardson’s residence to provide assistance to him concerning Silas’ wife’s death last week.
Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies observed an unlocked front door. Deputies entered the residence and immediately detected a strong odor of bleach emanating from the residence. Deputies also located several areas of uncontaminated blood inside the residence. When the deputies searched the outside perimeter of the residence, they located the body of a deceased male in the back yard.
Deputies observed that the victim suffered from multiple stab wounds to different areas of his body. he body had been covered in an attempt to disguise the location.
Silas D. Richardson was taken into custody by the Neptune Police Department. Cecil County Sheriff’s Office investigators have charged Silas D. Richardson with first degree murder, second degree murder, robbery, theft over $10,000, reckless Endangerment, first degree assault, and second degree assault.
Silas Richardson is being held in New Jersey pending extradition to Cecil County, Maryland.