UPDATE: 19-year-old charged in the murder of his mother


FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) — The Frederick Police Department has arrested 19-year-old David Miner with seven charges, including first-degree murder and resisting arrest, in connection to the fatal stabbing of his mother, 45-year-old Samantha Miner.

On Sunday, police responded to the 100 block of Deerfield Place in Frederick around 6:53 p.m. for a reported stabbing.

Upon arrival, first responders located Samantha Miner suffering from a stab wound to the neck. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.

According to charging documents, David was high on the drug, LSD, in the moments before the incident.

David stated to police that he was playing with his dog in the living room when he felt urge to kill the dog. He told police he picked up a kitchen knife and his mother took it from his hands and placed the knife back in the kitchen.

David then went into the kitchen a second time for the knife, documents state, and when his mother tried to grab it from him, that’s when David allegedly stabbed her once.

According to charging documents, David’s father heard his wife screaming from outside the home and when he rushed inside, he found her sitting on a chair going in and out of consciousness. He immediately called police.

Officers attempted to take David Miner into custody at the scene, but say he resisted arrest and assaulted officers.

“Initially he appeared to cooperate to the first couple of officers that got there, but they did get resistance when attempting to handcuff him and get him into a vehicle,” explained Lt. Kirk Henneberry with the Frederick Police Department.

According to court documents, David allegedly head-butted and kicked three officers and also tried to bite them. He attempted to escape custody twice

Police noted that inside David’s bedroom, a syringe with a clear liquid and psilocybin mushrooms were found.

David is being held without bond.

 The investigation is ongoing.

This article has been updated to reflect the name of the individual charged and name of the victim.

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