June 15, 2019
Andre Lamont Price Jefferson.
Considering the location of the crime and the race of the perpetrator, I’m actually relieved it was just a stabbing.
The man charged with a fatal stabbing at the Easton YMCA will remain held without bond as his case heads to circuit court for trial.
Andre Lamont Price Jefferson, 31, of Easton, is charged with first-degree murder in the homicide of John Joseph Cassidy, 72, of Easton.
Considering the “extreme violent nature of the allegations” against Jefferson and other factors, Talbot County District Court Judge Karen Ketterman ordered Jefferson held without bond pending further proceedings in circuit court.
During Monday afternoon’s bail review, an attorney for Jefferson waived his right to a preliminary hearing in district court, meaning the case will proceed to Talbot County Circuit Court.
Jefferson is charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, armed robbery, robbery, reckless endangerment, wearing and carrying a concealed weapon, and attempted theft under $100.
He is accused of killing Cassidy in the men’s locker room at the Easton Family YMCA on Peachblossom Road.
Easton Police officers were called to the YMCA about 7:46 a.m. Thursday, June 6, for a reported assault.
Officers found Cassidy on the floor of the men’s room, bleeding from apparent stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
John Joseph Cassidy.