From the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office:
Robert C. Richardson, 16 years old, was indicted by the Harford County Grand Jury for First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder and Use of a Handgun in a Crime of Violence in the death of his father, Robert Richardson, Jr. The case was presented to the Grand Jury on 14 February 2012.
The younger Richardson was arrested on 19 January 2012 and has been held in the Harford County Detention Center. “A lot of speculation about a motive has surrounded this case from the outset,” said Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph Cassilly, “which was thoroughly investigated by Sheriff’s detectives and the State’s Attorney’s investigator and their findings were presented to the Grand Jury that made the decision to indict.”
Under Maryland law a sixteen year old who is charged with first degree murder is tried as an adult and cannot be returned to juvenile court. The indictment means that the case will proceed with Richardson being tried as an adult in the Circuit Court. He will continue to be held without bond.