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BARTON, Md. (AP) — Days before young man's naked body was found in a Maryland state forest, he opened a "transfer on death" account listing his girlfriend as the beneficiary.

The Cumberland Times-News reports that a judge has prevented the investment firm from transferring that money, more than $188,000, at the request of Alexander Stevens ' father, who says his son was "not of sound mind" when he made the arrangements. Jay Stevens says the actions of his son and the girlfriend the night of his death in January had been planned for two weeks, with both of them focusing irrationally on the event.

Stevens' death was ruled a homicide, from "sharp force injuries to the neck." The girlfriend also was injured that night.

No one has been charged.

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Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, http://www.times-news.com/timesnew.html

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