There is an update to the tragic case of Jason Mattison, the 15-year-old openly gay black Baltimore student brutally murdered last month. The ex-convict who previously served time for murder and confessed to killing the teen has been indicted, WBAL reports:
The Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted 35 year old Dante Parrish of the 2400 block of E. Preston Street for first-degree murder, deadly weapon and first-degree sexual offense. The indictment was filed December 3, 2009. Court documents allege that on November 10, 2008 Dante Parrish was responsible for a stabbing in the 2400 block of Llewelyn Avenue. 15 year old Jason [Mattison], Jr was discovered by a family member inside a second floor bedroom closet. [[Mattison] had suffered multiple stab wounds to the head and throat. An investigation revealed Parrish and Madison were allegedly in the second floor bedroom when Parrish sexually assaulted Madison and then killed him. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Parrish is being held without bail.
The circumstances surrounding Mattison's death remain unclear. Reports indicate that Parrish forced Jason into a sexual relationship. Some family members and/or their tenants may have been aware and looked the other way.