Glen Burnie Woman Kills Husband, Police Charge

May 20, 1991

Police say a Glen Burnie woman fatally shot her husband during an argument in their home Sunday afternoon, then called police to report the shooting.

Jane Marie Ostovitz, 26, was charged with first-degree murder after Kenneth Edwin Ostovitz, a 27-year-old machine operator, died of a gunshot wound to the head at Maryland Shock Trauma Centerin Baltimore Sunday.

Anne Arundel County Police Lt. James Fahrman said the two argued on Saturday night and Mrs. Ostovitz left their home on Crown Road to stay with relatives overnight. She returned to the home on Sunday andthe argument apparently resumed. Fahrman said Ostovitz was shot oncein the right side of the head in the bedroom of the couple's two story home.

Police got a call from Mrs. Ostovitz at 2:21 p.m. Fahrmansaid police believe she made the call almost immediately after the shooting.

Police recovered the weapon, Mr. Ostovitz's Smith and Wesson .357-caliber revolver. Fahrman said the couple had been married five years and had no children.

Mrs. Ostovitz was interviewed by homicide detective Donald Hauf before she was charged with murder. Fahrman said Mrs. Ostovitz was being held at the Northern District Station and was to appear before a District Court commissioner sometime tonight. The commissioner would decide whether to set bail. If she couldnot make the bail, or if no bail was set, Mrs. Ostovitz was to be held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

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