Alaina Jade Blake, Manchester, Maryland teen girl and teen boyfriend charged in murder plot hit list of relatives after 56 year old victim is battered with hammer.
A 13-year-old Maryland boy has been charged with joining his 14-year-old girlfriend in trying to murder a relative — the first on a kin ‘kill list’.
Alaina Jade Blake and the boy were arrested in bloodstained clothing on the roof of a house in Manchester early Monday after a 56-year-old man had been battered with a hammer and stabbed in the neck, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said.
The un-named victim — a relative of the boy’s — was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment and will need reconstructive jaw surgery, the Carroll County Times reports.
The boy cannot be identified because he is a juvenile, and the charges against him have yet to be announced.
The girlfriend— who turned 14 just this Saturday — is to be tried as an adult, with charges against her including attempted first- and second-degree murder, court records show. Blake as part of a slew of charges against her has also been booked with first- and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.
By Maryland law, if a 14-year-old is charged with first-degree murder or attempted murder, they are automatically charged as an adult the Baltimore Sun reports.
The 56 year old man was the first target on the pair’s ‘kill list’ that was to target Blake’s grandparents and ‘possibly others,’ prosecutors told during a Tuesday bail hearing.
The teens had a large amount of money and an overnight bag when they were arrested and planned to flee to Canada once their kills were completed, Carroll County District Court was told.
It remained unclear how the teens came to have access to the ‘large amount of money.’
Blake also suggested that she planned to get her young boyfriend to kill her at the end of their planned carnage, according to the hearing, which Blake attended via video conference.
A motive was not given, the Carroll County Times reported.
The teen girl recalled hitting the victim ‘multiple times’ in the head with the hammer after sneaking into his bedroom with a night light according to charging documents.
The boyfriend told police that he heard a ‘blood curdling’ scream, saw blood spurting out of his relative’s head — then stabbed him in the back of the neck with a curved knife.
The victim was able to call 911- with responding cops able to find the teens on the roof, wearing bloodstained clothing and holding knives.
Blake has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec. 6. She is being held without bond and will be transferred to Thomas J.S. Waxter Children’s Center, a juvenile detention facility in Laurel.
Her attorney, Judson Larrimore, declined to comment to the Carroll County Times.