Howard police charge man in Columbia slaying

May 21, 2008 Full story: Baltimore Sun 13

Howard County police have arrested a 21-year-old man in a killing that occurred Saturday morning in Columbia.

Ronald Derrick McConnell, who police say has no fixed address, was arrested while walking in front of a relative's house in the 9400 block of Merryrest Court in Columbia. He has been charged with first- and second-degree murder, assault and reckless endangerment in the death of Jason Batts, 23.

Batts, of the 6200 block of Painted Yellow Gate in Columbia, was found just before 3 a.m. on Saturday fatally shot in the parking lot of Stevens Forest Apartments in the 5800 block of Stevens Forest Road. Batts was Howard County's second homicide victim this year.

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non

Columbia, MD

#1 May 22, 2008
its a shame
capria

Baltimore, MD

#2 May 22, 2008
that waz my cuzin and i am so glad that they found that guy who killed him.
momo

United States

#3 May 23, 2008
i knew both of them and that's not something ronald would do. it isn't in his characteristics. I do hope they find who really did it. RIP Jason
Yup

Catonsville, MD

#4 Jun 4, 2008
momo wrote:
i knew both of them and that's not something ronald would do. it isn't in his characteristics. I do hope they find who really did it. RIP Jason
They already did find out who did it dumbass. Ronald McConnell.
YouHelpFixIt

Catonsville, MD

#5 Jun 20, 2008
Ronald McConnell is a good Howard County Citizen. He doesn't deserve to be locked up. In fact, I hear he was nominated for the citizen of the year award in howard county. Thanks Ronald for having such a positive impact on the community and for volunteering your time to make our neighborhoods a safer place.
Kelly

United States

#6 Aug 19, 2008
Jason Batts was my cousin and its a shoame what happened to him. My aunt isn't the same spunky aunt. I didn't hang around him much but he was and cool laidback type of dude. His brother lost his other half. And whoever did it should kill themselves!
Mami

Catonsville, MD

#7 Aug 26, 2008
momo wrote:
i knew both of them and that's not something ronald would do. it isn't in his characteristics. I do hope they find who really did it. RIP Jason
They already did find out who did it dumbass. Ronald McConnell.
Obviously you don't know anything cause he did not do it, but you wouldn't know cause you don't know what is really going on behind closed doors, and just so you know, Howard County Police have it out for him and always have, so as far as I am concerned you can go and fuck your self, and whom ever momo is, they are not a dumb ass, you just don't know what you are talking about!
Sid Vicious

Dundalk, MD

#8 Aug 26, 2008
Mami wrote:
momo wrote:
i knew both of them and that's not something ronald would do. it isn't in his characteristics. I do hope they find who really did it. RIP Jason
They already did find out who did it dumbass. Ronald McConnell.
Obviously you don't know anything cause he did not do it, but you wouldn't know cause you don't know what is really going on behind closed doors, and just so you know, Howard County Police have it out for him and always have, so as far as I am concerned you can go and fuck your self, and whom ever momo is, they are not a dumb ass, you just don't know what you are talking about!
Blah blah blah. The funny thing is you never mention how Ronald McConnell brought on his own problems. The police never had it out for him homeboy. Ronald McConnell was just as useless as you are in society. Be a man and take responsibility for your actions.
Sid Vicious

Dundalk, MD

#9 Aug 26, 2008
Kelly wrote:
Jason Batts was my cousin and its a shoame what happened to him. My aunt isn't the same spunky aunt. I didn't hang around him much but he was and cool laidback type of dude. His brother lost his other half. And whoever did it should kill themselves!
Learn how to spell homeboy and nobody cares about Jason Batts. He is just another loser just like you. He was not a "cool laidback type of dude". He was a criminal that did nothing for the community except cause problems.
Hope

Monkton, MD

#10 Mar 27, 2009
Jason did not deserve to be murdered. Period
buddbo1

Chesapeake Beach, MD

#11 Sep 29, 2009
You're wrong Sid Vicious, a lot of people cared for Jason, his family,friends and neighbors. I'm his aunt, I loved him dearly. You may have never been loved, so you wouldn't know about such things. Ihope no one precious, and close to you is never murdered, for if love has escaped you, the pain and hurt will find your simple ass !
YouHelpFixIt

Elkridge, MD

#12 May 11, 2010
Two losers that are in jail. Thank god there is justice. Get rid of those jerks forever.
mindyabusiness

Hagerstown, MD

#13 Sep 22, 2012
i grew up in the same neighorhood as "rock" hes afucking menace to society. today jason an brandons birthday. can youtell me why he would have to be on this earth without his twin brother? I also knew Jason from long reach and while he was trouble he came from a strong family unlike rock whose family drank, and druged his whole life, never seen a father figure around either for him. Rock is total trash. in school he was unkept and a bully. this started in kindergarden. jason nd brandon were polite, mannerly children. howard county doesnt have it out for rock you dummys. rock is right were he wanted to be. jailed! i bet you dont hear him complaining. hes in there amongest criminals, who come from broken homes, sociopaths, and MURDERERS just like him!!

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