There was a young woman in Simmons’ car as well


The Aegis jumped back on the road rage murder story today and included just one detail that wasn’t in the Baltimore Sun’s account of Tuesday’s indictment of Michael Razzio Simmons. Simmons, 19, of Fallston, was indicted in Harford County Circuit Court on first-degree murder and a weapons charge in connection with the stabbing death of Patrick John Walker, 23, of Bel Air following an incident of road rage. The Aegis reported today that there was a female in the car along with Simmons’ younger brother Vincent when Simmons allegedly confronted Walker at in intersection in Eastern Alley behind the Harford County Health Department at about 2 p.m. May 26. According to news accounts, Simmons allegedly told police he believed Walker had cut him off in traffic. Walker, who did not know Simmons, died at the scene after suffering two stab wounds to the neck. Simmons’ lawyer David Henninger told The Aegis he believes both the young woman and Vincent Simmons testified before the grand jury Tuesday. Simmons could recieve a maximum sentence of life in prison, according to The Aegis. Simmons is being held without bail in the Harford County Detention Center. He has an additional pending circuit court case on charges of third-degree burglary, second-degree assault, fourth-degree burglary and race/religious harassment in a case involving the assault of an acquaintance whom he believed had stolen some money out of a car, according to earlier news accounts.

Bel Air traffic alert

Avoid traffic light at intersection of Route 24 and Boulton Road in Bel Air today. The light that allows left turns from Route 24 onto Boulton Road near the Best Buy store is taking an unusually long time to turn green, backing up traffic on Route 24 and causing drivers to attempt to turn around.