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Police stop bloody Dundalk man walking in the street and learn that he just killed his mother

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Mar 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-21 08:35:29-04

DUNDALK, Md. — A 24-year-old Dundalk man is in custody for allegedly murdering his mother and stabbing his brother.

Police were called around 4am Thursday for unknown trouble in the 7300 block of Kirtley Road.

Arriving officers encountered Raymond G. Swartz walking in the street all bloody with a knife and bible.

Investigators soon discovered his mother, 54-year-old Stacy Franz, inside her home nearby suffering from multiple stab wounds.

She died on scene. Police then found Swartz's brother who'd also been stabbed, but survived.

Swartz told police that his mother had been using drugs and stealing his social security money. He claimed to have stabbed his brother, because he "went against" him.

The knife Swartz used in the stabbing, he apparently stole from his brother.

Swartz is currently being held without bail.