Ellicott City, MD – A 14-year-old girl and her 19-year-old boyfriend are facing charges of conspiracy and murder after the boyfriend allegedly stabbed the girl’s father to death, planning to run away together afterward.
Police arrested the couple after a 911 call from an occupant in the home where 58-year-old Dennis Lane was found stabbed to death. Police would find the man’s daughter, Morgan Arnold, and her boyfriend, Jason Bulmer, sitting in an upstairs bedroom. Bulmer reportedly had blood on his hands and clothes.
Police believe the murder was discussed for almost two months prior to its execution. At 4am on Friday, Arnold allegedly opened a back door for Bulmer and urged him to stab Lane before running away together. Police have not commented on a possible motive for the killing.
Lane, a well-known member of the community, was a real estate blogger and businessman. A friend of Lane’s, Baltimore City Councilman James Kraft, stated, “He loved that girl. He just loved that girl. … Everything I know about Morgan and Dennis is that they had a great relationship. … My whole knowledge is that she loved her father and he loved her.”
A student at Mount Hebron High School, attended by both Arnold and Bulmer, said the couple spent most of their time together. “The only person I saw her with in the halls with was Jason. They would always hold hands in the hallway, and Jason would always wait outside her classes for her.”
Arnold and Bulmer are both expected to be tried as adults. You can take a look at their faceboook profiles here and here. While I don’t see anything blatantly psychotic displayed on either one, they do seem to display a ton of affection for one another and not much else. Except some anime. Lots of anime.
Now, I usually love the old Bonnie and Clyde bit. There’s a part of me that wants nothing more than to find some maniacal, gorgeous woman to run around and commit crimes with before, during, or after having ungodly amounts of crazy-people sex. This story, though, is just creepy. Bulmer is a 19-year-old high school student in a relationship with a 14-year-old girl. Is anyone paying attention to things anymore, or all we all just walking around with our heads up our asses, bumping into shit?
Furthermore, neither of these kids were destined to grace magazine covers. Ask a normal 14-year-old girl if she’d kill her father to run away with Justin Beiber, and she’d probably kill her whole family just to make sure. Ask the same girl if she would kill her father to run away with a guy who was born of the semen in Louie Anderson’s ass, and there isn’t a word for ‘no’ strong enough. Flip it and ask most 19-year-old boys if they’d commit murder for a girl who looks like the autistic kid from Malcolm in the Middle, and you’d deserve the punches you’d get as an answer.