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A mother and her two small children -- a girl and a boy -- have died of injuries sustained in an early morning, two-alarm garden apartment fire in Precinct 6/Towson.

The victims are Bra Angah-McCray, 26; Aimee McCray, 4; and Adriel McCray, 3. All lived in the apartment in the 6300 block of Holly Lane, in the Anneslie area, where the fire occurred.

Engine 11 (Hillendale) and other Baltimore County Fire Department units responded at 4:34 a.m. to the apartment complex in the 6300 block of Holly Lane. Engine 11 found fire showing from the third floor.

Engine 11, Engine 1 (Towson) and Truck 1 (Towson) entered the apartment to attack the fire and search for victims. Because of the early morning hour, crews feared that people might be trapped. Engine 11 found the three victims -- unconscious and in critical condition -- in a bedroom.

EMS and Fire crews attempted to resuscitate the victims and transported them to local hospitals. The mother and one of the children were transported to University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center; the other child was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center. All three were pronounced dead at the hospitals.

One firefighter was transported to St. Joseph for treatment of non-lifethreatening injuries sustained in the fire.

An investigation by Baltimore County Police fire investigators is ongoing, but detectives say preliminary information indicates this is an accidental fire that originated in the kitchen area. Foul play is not suspected.

Due to extensive fire and water damage to the apartment complex, 16 residents were displaced from their homes.

About 40 BCoFD units responded to this fire.

Booking photo of David Joseph Finlayson, charged with murdering his mother.A 36-year-old Kingsville man has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his mother.

David Joseph Finlayson, of the 12000 block of Belair Rd., 21087, is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Police were dispatched at 1:41 a.m. today to Finlayson's home, where a 2008 Toyota Avalon had crashed into a fence and they found a woman on the ground nearby, suffering from what appeared to be stabbing injuries.

Shortly after that, police found a man walking nearby and through investigation discovered him to be the victim's son.

The investigation showed that the suspect stabbed his mother, Mary Carol Finlayson, 61, of the 1900 block of Park Beach Dr., Aberdeen, 21001, in her car after she came to his apartment to take him to the hospital for a refill of medication.

Original release (June 12, 2016  9:35 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged Crystal Marie Wagner, 29, of the 400 block of 52nd Street, 21224, with the murder of her mother, Malia Delores Wagner. Crystal Wagner has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on denied bail status.

Homicide detectives learned that on Saturday, June 11, 2016, mother and daughter went to Eastpoint Mall. The victim and suspect walked out of the mall into a covered parking area outside of the mall administrative offices, near the J.C. Penny store. Just before reaching Malia's car, Crystal attacked her mother and stabbed her mother numerous times with a knife. After attacking her mother, Crystal got inside the car and left the area as her mother was lying on the parking lot. Police and fire personnel were called to the scene. Malia Wagner was taken to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased. Initially, police were unable to identify the victim.

Subsequent investigation led to the identification of the victim and the daughter being responsible for the murder of her mother. Police have not been able to determine the motive behind the murder at this time.

View the previous release for this incident.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017