By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO
A 32-year-old Queen Anne’s County man was recently arrested and charged with killing his ex-girlfriend last week, according to Baltimore Police.
Arnold Johnson of the 700 block of Oystercove Drive in Grasonville, was charged with Killing Maryann Wellington 29, of the 4900 block of Goodnow Road in Northeast Baltimore.
Arnold Johnson, 32, of Prince George’s County was charged recently in the killing of his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore. (Courtesy Photo)
Wellington was found Feb. 15 with gunshot wounds to her head and chest.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Wellington was a mother to a three-year-old son but police did not say if her son was at home at the time.
It is not known if Johnson is the father of the child.
Friends, coworkers, and family expressed their grief on Wellington’s social media accounts when notified of her murder.
“This News is truly heartbreaking. You were one of the sweetest people ever at Pimlico, and a great friend. May you live on forever in our thoughts as your soul casts its magic throughout this universe. May the Lord comfort your family and loved ones. Farewell Maryann. Til we meet again…”
A user named Tash Morgan wrote, “Never thought I would ever be saying this. Lord knows it hurts so bad. R.I.P. Baby sis.”, read one post.
“This is the second killing I seen of a woman in 24 hours by the hands of a man. This really saddens me because you never truly know what goes on inside soles household. Women need to stop being afraid to speak up when their life is feeling threatened. People need to stop ignoring the signs when you suspect a loved one being abused. We can’t keep losing mothers, sisters, aunties, friends because of fear. If you are experiencing abuse, there is help. I’ve been there so I can point you in the right direction. If you suspect a loved one being abused- Speak Up!! You might just save a life,” wrote Tasha Chance, a Baltimore based Domestic Violence activist.
Johnson, was transported to the Baltimore Central Booking & Intake Center and charged with first and second degree murder.
Attorney information was not available for Johnson in online court records.
A viewing for Wellington is scheduled for March 1, from 4:00 p.m-7:00 p.m. at Marzullo Funeral Chapel at 6900 Harford Road.
Wake and service will be held March 2, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Bethel United Church At 2301 Mayfield Avenue.