Two arrests made in a pair of holiday slayings Woman is held in stabbing

man dies after fall.

September 03, 1991|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff

City police reported two homicides over the Labor Day holiday and said that an arrest was made in each case.

The latest reported homicide occurred early Saturday inside an apartment in the 4600 block of Reisterstown Road.

Police said Vincent Evans Delaney, 46, of the 3500 block of Lucille Ave., and a woman had gone to her second-floor apartment after having several drinks at a neighborhood bar when they reportedly argued.

Delaney was stabbed at least once in the upper body and was taken to Sinai Hospital by ambulance, where he died at 1:26 a.m. Saturday.

Arrested at the scene without incident and charged with first-degree murder was Sarah Lee Clifton, 40.

Police said Clifton was being held without bail in the women's section at the Baltimore Detention Center pending a bail review hearing today before a District Court judge.

A barroom argument between two men Friday night about whether the city's Highlandtown section is declining resulted in one of the men dying when he fell and struck his head on the pavement outside the tavern.

Police said the victim, William John Kennedy, 67, of the 400 block of N. Highland Ave., was arguing with another man inside the East Side Lounge in the 100 block of N. Ellwood Ave. about Highlandtown past and future when the bartender told both men to leave.

Police said Kennedy left first and was followed by the other man.

Outside the tavern, Kennedy allegedly was struck in the face by the other man, causing him to fall to the pavement and strike his head against a curb.

Police said Kennedy, whose skull was fractured, was taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he died shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday.

Shortly after the incident, police arrested George Woodrow Campbell, 61, of the 100 block of N. Ellwood Ave., and initially charged him with assault with intent to murder.

After Kennedy's death, police charged Campbell with first-degree murder.

Police said Campbell is being held at the city Detention Center without bail pending a bail review today in District Court.

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