murder at stone gate
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matt

Gaithersburg, MD

#1 Jun 12, 2010
does any one have info on the murder that occured at 1906 stone gate blvd on the morning of 6/12/2010
FROM THE INSIDE

Fort Wayne, IN

#2 Jun 12, 2010
MURDER SUICIDE ATTEMPT. SUSPECT PRACTICALLY CUT HEAD OFF OF VICTIM AND THEN CHICKENED OUT AND DIDNT KILL THEMSELF
matt

Gaithersburg, MD

#3 Jun 12, 2010
wow gruesome i heard they were high on heroin did you hear anything like that
an interesting fact

Fort Wayne, IN

#4 Jun 13, 2010
it was found in the house
safe

Waterloo, Canada

#6 Jun 13, 2010
Yup..if u break it down that's one murder a month so far..time 4 janney to go
matt

Gaithersburg, MD

#7 Jun 13, 2010
does anyone anything else did their kid see it and how come i don't see it in the papers or the local news channel
matt

Gaithersburg, MD

#8 Jun 13, 2010
here is the latest news on this topic

– Maryland State Police have arrested and charged a Cecil County man who is believed to have murdered his wife in their Elkton home this morning.

The accused is identified as Jason M. Costello, 24, of the 1900-block of Stone Gate Blvd., Elkton, Md. After consultation with the Cecil County State’s Attorney’s Office, he was charged tonight with first degree murder, second degree murder, first and second degree assault, use of a deadly weapon, and four counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Costello is being taken to the Cecil County central booking center late tonight, where he will await an initial appearance before a court commissioner.

The victim is identified as Ashley N. Costello, 24, of the same address, who was the wife of the accused. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

Shortly before 10:00 a.m. today, Maryland State Police at the North East Barracks received a 911 call from someone who said they heard a woman screaming inside the residence later identified as the Costello home. Responding troopers saw blood on a window of the residence and they, along with a Cecil County deputy, made an immediate forced entry through the front door.

Troopers found a female lying in the living room with what appeared to be stab wounds to her neck. Continuing their search of the residence, they found a locked bathroom door and forcibly opened it. Sitting on the bathroom floor was a man, later identified as Jason Costello, who was holding a knife and bleeding from what appeared to be knife wounds on his wrists. It appeared he was in the process of injecting a substance intravenously with a syringe. Police ordered him to drop the knife and he complied.

Responding ambulance personnel determined Ashley Costello was dead. They transported Jason Costello to Union Hospital in Elkton, where he was treated for cuts and then released to troopers later today.

After obtaining a search warrant, Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators and crime scene technicians processed the crime scene. They found blood throughout the residence and recovered two large knives, both of which will be sent, along with other evidence, to the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Laboratory for processing. Also found were numerous syringes and baggies of suspected drugs which will also be analyzed.

The State Police Homicide Unit was assisted by criminal investigators from the North East and Bel Air barracks. Troopers interviewed neighbors and were told the victim and accused were often heard arguing. They learned the couple had two children, ages four and one. Troopers were able to locate the children, who were staying with the victim’s mother in Delaware. Troopers from the Delaware State Police confirmed the children were okay.

A motive for the murder has not been clearly identified at this time. The preliminary investigation indicates the couple may have recently moved to the area from Colorado. Both were said to have been unemployed.
matt

Gaithersburg, MD

#9 Jun 13, 2010
an article in the baltimore sun covers this event as well

State police arrested and charged an Elkton man with the murder of his wife after they found him inside the home with her body Saturday.

Jason M. Costello, 24, of the 1900 block of Stone Gate Blvd. was charged with first-degree murder in his wife's death.

State police responded to 911 calls at about 10 a.m. regarding a woman heard screaming inside the Costello's home. At the couple's house, police said they saw blood on a window and, after forcing their way inside, found a woman, later identified as Ashley N. Costello, 24, lying in the living room with stab wounds to her neck.

Jason Costello was found locked inside a bathroom, holding a knife and bleeding from what appeared to be knife wounds to his wrists, police said. He was in the process of injecting a substance intravenously with a syringe, police said.

Jason Costello was transported to Union Hospital in Elkton, where he was treated for cuts and then released to police. His wife was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

After obtaining a search warrant, police found two large knives, numerous syringes and baggies of suspected drugs inside the home.

The couple has two children, ages 4 and 1, but police said they were safe, staying with their grandmother in Delaware.

Police have not released a motive, but neighbors told police they often heard the couple arguing.

Police believe the couple recently moved to the area from Colorado and were unemployed.

the way i hear it was that the kids were at home when it happened
matt

Gaithersburg, MD

#10 Jun 13, 2010
this story is covered by wjz channel 13 news

LKTON, Md.(AP) ― CBS News



numSlides of totalImages Maryland State Police say a 24-year-old Elkton man is facing murder charges for the apparent stabbing death of his wife.

Police say Jason Costello was arrested at his home after dispatchers received a call Saturday morning reporting a woman screaming inside the home. State police say responding officers saw blood on a window of the home and entered the house, where they found the Costello's wife on the floor and her husband sitting on the bathroom floor holding a knife, bleeding from the wrists.

State police say the body of 24-year-old Ashley Costello has been taken to the medical examiner's office in Baltimore for an autopsy.


this one is kind of short
El Toro

New York, NY

#11 Jun 13, 2010
Elkton is full of lezzies and rednecks who would want to live there, especially since they closed up georges bar and grill.
matt

Gaithersburg, MD

#12 Jun 13, 2010
this one is covered in frederick news post

ELKTON -- Maryland State Police said a 24-year-old Elkton man is facing murder charges for the apparent stabbing death of his wife.

Police said Jason Costello was arrested at his home after dispatchers received a call Saturday morning reporting a woman screaming inside the home. State police said responding officers saw blood on a window and entered the house, where they found the Costello's wife on the floor and he was sitting on the bathroom floor holding a knife, bleeding from the wrists.

State police said the body of Ashley Costello, 24, has been taken to the medical examiner's office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

this one is kind of short as well
El Toro

New York, NY

#13 Jun 13, 2010
Old news now.
nada

Camden, NJ

#14 Jun 14, 2010
He wasn't from your area, he actually grew up here in south jersey and just moved there. Served in the military for a bit also.
blacken sunshine

Colorado Springs, CO

#15 Jun 15, 2010
nada wrote:
He wasn't from your area, he actually grew up here in south jersey and just moved there. Served in the military for a bit also.
I use to live next to them when he was in the military never thought i would see this coming but it happens i feel bad for there kids rip ashley im praying for your family
j kwon

Lawrenceburg, IN

#16 Jun 15, 2010
he grew up in runnemede nj a few blocks from me. its a quiet little normal suburban town. seemed like a normal kid, a lil weird but everyone has their quirks. smoked pot and did pills alot, but thats almost the norm anymore for kids. last anyone seen him was back in 04/05 when his girlfriend was pregnant with their first. its all so sick. its a shame. its crazy how some people go down different paths in life
nada

Frisco, TX

#18 Jun 15, 2010
they both did heroin. she was cheating on him. i was his room mate back in 04-05 before they started dating. she got him into bad drugs. but that still doesnt justify what he did.. I wish he would have listen to me years ago when i told him to break up with her. thats so sad. and sick. no man should ever put there hands on a woman. EVER!
matt

Gaithersburg, MD

#20 Jun 15, 2010
it is so sad and the messed up part is that someone could have done something other than call the cops when they heard screaming they could have gone to the door and knocked on it and try to stop what was going and maybe those kids would still have a mother
matt

Gaithersburg, MD

#21 Jun 15, 2010
Maryland State Police arrested a Cecil County man on Saturday and charged him with murdering his wife in their home near the Delaware line.

Jason M. Costello, 24, of northeast of Elkton, was charged with first-degree murder and related counts.
Troopers were called to the home just before 10 a.m. when a neighbor reported hearing a woman’s screams. The officers spotted blood on a window of the home and forced their way in the front door along with a county sheriff’s deputy.

The body of Ashley N. Costello, 24, was found inside with apparent stab wounds to the neck, said police spokesman Greg Shipley.

They found her husband sitting on the floor of a bathroom, bleeding from the wrists and holding a knife, Shipley said. He also appeared to be injecting a substance with a syringe.

Investigators found blood throughout the home and also recovered two other knives and suspected drugs.

Costello was taken to Union Hospital in Elkton for treatment and later released to troopers.

His wife’s body was turned over to the state medical examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

The couple may have recently moved to the area from Colorado, Shipley said, but police had not yet determined a clear motive for the killing. Neighbors told investigators they frequently were heard arguing.

He said both were believed to be unemployed.

Their two children, ages 4 and 1, were staying with Ashley Costello’s mother in Delaware at the time, and Delaware State Police determined they were OK, Shipley said.
Mike

Miami, FL

#22 Jun 15, 2010
sad
shocked

Haddonfield, NJ

#23 Jun 15, 2010
DRUGS KILL.....and they were both using.

To all the neighbors: WHY didn't anyone of you call sooner? It was reported that arguing was heard often. You all should be ashamed not stepping up to help the children and maybe preventing this tragic crime.

The children are better off not being raised by drug addicted parents.

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