5 slayings reported in city over weekend

January 28, 1991|By Richard Irwinand Alisa Samuels | Richard Irwinand Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff

Police reported five homicides over the weekend in Baltimore.

In the most recent slaying, a 47-year-old Pimlico-area woman was stabbed to death in her home early yesterday as her 6-year-old daughter watched.

Shortly before 5 a.m. yesterday, a man attacked Ella Wilson, 47, of the 2800 block of Edgecombe Circle South during an argument and stabbed her numerous times with a butcher knife.

After the mother was fatally stabbed, the man reportedly attacked Wilson's 6-year-old daughter and stabbed her several times before he fled.

The girl, police said, managed to dial 911 and report that her mother had been seriously injured.

Police said the mother was pronounced dead at the scene and that the child was admitted to a hospital, where she was listed today in serious but stable condition.

At 7 p.m. last night, Kevin Walker, 35, of the 4500 block of Finney Ave., gave himself up at the Northern District after learning that a warrant had been issued charging him with Wilson's first-degree murder and the attempted murder of her daughter.

Police said Walker was held overnight without bail pending a bail review hearing today in District Court.

Shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday, police forcibly entered an apartment in the 900 block of N. Calvert St. and found the body of Rickey Pressley, 39.

Police said a man walking his dog earlier found a blood-stained knife on a sidewalk and summoned the police. When police arrived they followed a trail of blood that ended at a third-floor apartment.

Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, police responding to a stabbing outside the Night Owl bar in the 3600 block of Woodland Ave. found the body of Charles Wright, 39, of the 7200 block of McClean Blvd., lying on the sidewalk.

Police said Wright and another man had argued inside the bar about a 50-cent pool game and went outside to settle their disagreement.

During the argument, Wright was stabbed at least once in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, police found the body of Charles Clay Turner, 23, of the 1500 block of N. Collington Ave., sitting behind the wheel of a Jeep parked in the 100 block of N. Chester St. Police said Turner died from a bullet wound to the head.

The weekend's first homicide occurred about 10:30 p.m. Friday when James Gibbs, 38, of the 4800 block of Midwood Ave., was shot to death during an attempted drug-related robbery inside a house in the 700 block of E. 43rd St.

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