Man charged with fatally stabbing girlfriend's son with 'sword-type weapon'

Baltimore County police have charged a 54-year-old Randallstown man with first-degree murder, alleging he stabbed his girlfriend's son to death Sunday night with a "sword-type weapon."

James Thomas Haywood, 54, of the 3800 block of Pikeswood Drive in Randallstown, is accused of killing Andrew Maurice Fisher, 28, of the 7000 block of Windsor Mill Road in Lochearn.

Court records show that Haywood was convicted in 1990 of attempted murder and in 2010 of misdemeanor theft.

On Sunday, officers responded to the 3800 block of Pikeswood Drive for a report of a stabbing at around 10 p.m., said Baltimore County police spokeswoman Detective Cathy Batton.

"The caller advised he had just stabbed Andrew Fisher," charging documents state. "Mr. Haywood identified himself as the person who called 911 regarding the stabbing of Andrew Fisher."

A witness told police Haywood and Fisher began arguing, which led to Haywood stabbing Fisher multiple times with a "sword-type weapon" that was concealed within a cane, according to charging documents. The witness said Fisher curled up on the ground in a fetal position while Haywood stood over him stabbing him.

Police said they found the weapon inside the residence covered in what appeared to be blood.

Fisher had gone on his own to Northwest Hospital and was pronounced dead several hours later, according to a police spokeswoman. Officers arrested Haywood at the scene and charged him Monday. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center with no bail permitted.

Haywood waived his right to remain silent and confessed to the killing, charging documents state.

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