Victim of fatal slashing named man as killer before she died

May 08, 1991|By William B. Talbott and Frank D. Roylance | William B. Talbott and Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff

Before she lapsed into unconsciousness Saturday, her throat slashed several times by a knife, Julia Singletary named her boyfriend, Raymond Lee, as her attacker, police said.

Critically injured, Singletary, 31, never regained consciousness, and at 4:12 p.m. yesterday she died at Sinai Hospital, becoming the city's 108th homicide victim.

Early today, police went to Lee's home, in the 2100 block of N. Pulaski St., arrested him and charged him with first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Lee, 36, was being held pending a bail hearing.

Police said they were called to Singletary's home, in the 2500 block of Keyworth Ave. in northwest Baltimore, about 8:45 p.m. Saturday.

Neighbors told police they had heard a woman in a nearby alley screaming for help, and saw a man slashing at her neck.

When police arrived, they found Singletary lying on the ground, six houses from her own, where the attack began. She was still conscious. Her attacker had fled.

Singletary was rushed to Sinai Hospital with multiple lacerations. Police said she named Lee as her attacker several times before losing consciousness.

Police did not indicate a motive. The weapon was not recovered.

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