A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted a 16-year-old in the death of his mother and the beating of his father, according to court records.
Lewin Carlton Powell III of Towson was indicted on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault, according to documents filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
Powell was arrested last month and accused of using a baseball bat to fatally beat Donna Rosemarie Campbell-Powell, 39, after the two argued in their Alston Road home about the teenager's grades at McDonogh School, where he was a sophomore. Powell also was accused of hitting his father, Lewin Carlton Powell Jr., with the bat.
The teen is being charged as an adult and is being held in the county detention center.
Powell is the second Baltimore County teenager this year to be charged with murder in the death of a parent. In February, Nicholas W. Browning, a 16-year-old Dulaney High School sophomore, was charged with killing his parents and two younger brothers as they slept in their Cockeysville home.
Because Browning was 15 at the time of the killings, he has asked that his case be handled in juvenile court. Powell was 16 at the time of his mother's death and is not eligible to request a waiver back to juvenile court.