Kayla Yow & Da’von Mullins: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Da'von Mullins Kayla Yow

Yow and Mullins pictured together. (Twitter)

A teenage girl was killed by her boyfriend before he attempted suicide. Da’von Mullins died some time later at a Maryland hospital. WTOP reports Kayla Yow, 18, was found dead inside of her Glen Burnie apartment on the night of October 28. Mullins, who goes by the pseudonym, Stephon Hendricks, was lying by her side. He was alive and was rushed to a nearby hospital. According to his family, Mullins died on the afternoon of October 29.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. It Was Mullins’ Family Who Called the Police

Da'von Mullins Stephon Hendricks Facebook page

Da’von Mullins pictured on his Facebook page.

CBS Baltimore reports that officers were called to Yow’s apartment on the 400 block of Glen Mar Road in Glen Burnie, Maryland, at around 7 p.m. on the night of October 28. The station describes Yow being found dead of “upper body trauma.” While Mullins was found with similar injuries. A gun was also recovered.

Anne Arundel police got the 911 call from Mullins’ family after he sent them “concerning” text messages, according to CBS Baltimore.

Annapolis Patch reports that Mullins’ family didn’t know Yow’s apartment number and were forced to go door-to-door in their search. The website adds that Yow and Mullins “had been in a relationship.”

2. Yow Said She’s ‘Interested in Women’ on Her Facebook Page

Kayla Yow & Da'von Mullins Facebook page

Kayla Yow pictured on her Facebook page.

On her Facebook page, Yow said she’s “interested in women.” In that section Yow added that she’s been in a relationship since February 2016. While on October 15 she wrote on her page,” Please shut tf up. Thank you. Stephon Hendricks.” Stephon Hendricks is the pseudonym that Mullins used on Facebook. On October 16, on her Twitter page, Yow retweeted two messages from Mullins, one read, “I’m chasing my dreams I’m just worrying about making it to the top almost there Nov. 18th is the day 💪🏾💯 #grindhard God see’s everything.” Another said, “We ready go to the top believe me I’m not working overtime for nothing.”

3. Mullins’ Facebook Page Has Become a Shrine With Friends Issuing Their Condolences

Kayla Yow & Da'von Mullins Facebook page

Condolence posts on Mullins’ Facebook page.

Since news of his passing, Mullins’ Facebook page has become a shrine to his life. One user, Tracey Hartman, posted, “This is so hard for me to believe. You are like one of my children.. Talked to me about a lot of things. Such a resptible young man. You were so proud of how far you came and so was I. Forever in my heart and family Prada.” Prada was the name used by Mullins on his Twitter page.

Mullins graduated from Lansdowne High School in Baltimore in 2012. During his graduation ceremony, Mullins’ photo was used by the Baltimore Sun. Mullins was a track star at his high school.

He writes on his Facebook page, “God is good all the time . The lord is my salvation.” Mullins also says on that page that he’s originally from the Bronx.

His Facebook page features photos of the graves of members of the Porter family. Their family was beset by tragedy. That photo is Mullins’ background image.

4. Yow Moved From Florida to the Maryland Area for High School

Kayla Yow & Da'von Mullins Facebook page


In 2012, Yow moved from Florida to Maryland to attend Old Mill High School where she was an honor roll student. According to her Facebook page, she’s from Palmetto. Her father, Todd Saletnik, lives in Sarasota where he has a criminal record.

5. Mullins Would Have Been Facing Murder Charges

Da'von Mullins Jim Harbaugh

In October 2015, Mullins posted this photo to his Facebook page saying, “Cooked for Jim Harbaugh today and the who Michigan St. football team it was cool lmao.”

CBS Baltimore reports that Mullins would have been facing murder and “related” charges. A police guard was on his hospital room. WTOP reports that Mullins was treated at the University Maryland Shock Trauma unit.

Anybody with information about this case is asked to contact the Anne Arundel County Police Department at 410-222-4731 or the Police Department’s Tip Line at 410-222-4700.


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And you call yourself a journalist? I have known this family since the girls were little. You don’t know anything! Does Kayla liking girls or her dad having a criminal record justify this animal killing her in cold blood? Then trying to kill himself because he knew the consequences of HIS choice! Oh and by the way, maybe you should also report that her dad paid for his crimes and is doing wonderful! It’s called making mistakes. At least he owned up and paid the consequences in full for what he did. This murderer got the cowards way, the easy way out! And this certainly was no mistake….it was deliberate. Maybe it would be more fitting for you to write for the tabloids since you like to exploit people. It’s those like you that are responsible for giving honest journalists a bad name…..


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Just so everyone knows, they were not a couple. He had previously tried to strangle her until she passed out. Obviously, she dumped him. He would not leave her alone and a few days before he murdered her, she had said that he had threatened to kill her. He planned to kill her. Went there with a gun and when her back was turned, put a blanket over her head and put 2 bullets in her head…..enough said.w

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