High School Football Player Charged In Lover’s Stabbing Death

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (November 23, 2013) Connecticut high school football player Tarence Mitchell has been charged in the stabbing death of his lover, who was killed with a steak knife after Mitchell tried to end the relationship.

Mitchell, a captain of the Bloomfield High School football team, was charged with murder in the death of Ronald Taylor, Jr., 27. Thursday.

Mitchell was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bond.

Court documents say that Mitchell, 18, told investigators that Taylor got jealous when he texted girls.

Mitchell said Taylor got angry when he tried to end their relationship, threatened him with a sword and bullied him on social media.

Mitchell said the attack began when Taylor hit him in the face.

He told police he stabbed Taylor with a knife he had to defend himself, documents show.

Mitchell's mother says he's a good kid, not a murderer.


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