Teenager Arrested For Killing His Mother

Application of charges says  the suspect admitted he killed her.


Frederick, Md (KM) One person has been arrested following the fatal stabbing of his mother on Sunday in Frederick. David Frederick Miner IV, 19, is charged with 1st-and 2nd-degree murder, 1st-degree assault, three counts of 2nd-degree assault and resisting and interfering with an arrest.

Frederick Police say they responded to the 100 block of Deerfield Place in Frederick shortly before 7:00 PM for a stabbing. They found a woman identified as teenagers mother, Samantha Annette Miner, 45, of Frederick,  suffering from a stab wound in the neck.   . EMT’s pronounced her dead at the scene. .

According to application of charges, David Miner III, the teen’s father, was outside of the home at 110 Deerfield Place, when he heard his wife, Samantha, yelling and ran inside. He found her sitting in a chair in a back room. She was in and out of consciousness, and there was blood on the chair she in.   He asked his son what happened, and the son  responded “I killed mom,” according to the documents.

In an interview with detectives, David Miner IV told them he had been tripping out on LSD at home since 2:00 that afternoon.  His mother went to check on him. He said he had an urgent desire to kill the family dog. He went to get a  knife from a butcher’s block.  She tried to take it away from him, and that’s  when she was stabbed.

While at Police Headquarters, David Miner IV was advised of his Miranda rights. The defendant admitted he stabbed his mother, but couldn’t remember where. He said his father called police.

Prior to being taken  into custody at his home on Deerfield Place,  David Miner IV was  walking out the door  when a female officer instructed him to lay on the ground. At first he complied, according to the documents, but then resisted. Authorities say David Miner IV kicked and head-butted three officers, and attempted to bite them as they were taking him into custody.  An officer used a taser on David Miner IV.

He was taken to Frederick Health Hospital for treatment, where he was first interviewed by a police detective.

David Miner is being held without bond. He waived his right to a bond review hearing on Monday morning.



David Frederick Miner IV