Annapolis man indicted in rape, slaying of employer

August 11, 1992|By Dennis O'Brien | Dennis O'Brien,Staff writer

An Annapolis man was indicted yesterday by a county grand jury for the January rape and murder of an Arnold woman, for whom he'd worked as a handyman.

Albert Gustav Givens, 37, of the 100 block of Roselawn Road, was arrested and charged July 31 with the stabbing death of Marlene "Pat" Kilpatrick, which occurred sometime between 11 p.m. Jan. 1 and 7 a.m. Jan. 2.

Mr. Givens was indicted for first-degree murder, said Gerald Anders, deputy state's attorney.

Mrs. Kilpatrick, 55, of the 100 block of Church Road, has been retired from the Anne Arundel County Board of Realtors since 1985, when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

She remained active as a volunteer in soup kitchens, the Anne Arundel County public libraries and driving for the disabled.

Mr. Givens, a handyman who had done work on Mrs. Kilpatrick's house many times, became a suspect early on in the investigation, police said.

The pace of the investigation picked up after police released a sketch more than a month ago of a man seen by several witnesses getting out of Mrs. Kilpatrick's dark-red 1983 Mercury Cougar at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 2 in the parking lot of a hardware store at McKenzie Road and Ritchie Highway in Severna Park. Police found her car there after her death.

Mr. Givens was being held yesterday at the county detention center on $250,000 bond.

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