CITY: — Bid to limit evidence blocked
An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge will allow prosecutors to present several pieces of incriminating evidence against a 16-year-old Cape St. Claire youth at his upcoming trial in the slaying of an older teen-ager.
Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. ruled that prosecutors may introduce a set of brass knuckles, a blood-stained towel and the victim's wallet, all found in the home of the accused, Brian Arthur Tate.
The youth, a former football quarterback at Broadneck Senior High School, is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of Jerry L. Haines, 19.
Investigators and charging documents said Mr. Haines was dating young Tate's former girlfriend. Police say Mr. Haines was ambushed about 11 p.m. Feb. 24 in front of his home in the 1100 block of Summit Ave. He was stabbed more than 20 times as he got out of his truck. The assailant dragged the body into the back yard of a nearby home and buried it under a pile of leaves.
The defendant's lawyers had argued that the towel, wallet and brass knuckles had been seized illegally from his home in the 600 block of Broad Neck Road and should not be allowed as evidence. Judge Thieme ruled that the items can be introduced because the accused's father consented to the search. The trial is Nov. 17.
City: Adewale Johnson Aladekoba, 30, of Silver Spring, has been charged with attempted murder and assault on a 13-year veteran police officer last Saturday and may face additional charges.
Police said the Nigerian national pointed a 9mm handgun at Officer Vincent Moulter after a traffic stop. The Southeastern District officer then shot him.
Police later raided a home on Fayette Street and reporteseizing $18,000, heroin worth $19,000 and two guns.
Police say they expect to charge Mr. Aladekoba with narcoticviolations. He remained at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center today.
A judge has ruled that the state has enough samples of David Boyd's handwriting to determine if he wrote a letter confessing to the murder of a Heather Miller, a Salisbury State University freshman.
Caroline County Circuit Court Judge J. Owen Wise denied the state's motion that would have required Mr. Boyd to supply a handwriting sample for comparison with the letter received by Fruitland city police in early July.
Ms. Miller was stabbed last Sept. 9 in a women's restroom aSalisbury Mall.
The murder trial of the 34-year-old Salisbury man is to start Nov. 2.
A Glen Burnie resident has been arrested in Oregon in the June slaying of a man after an alleged dispute over drugs in Baltimore.
Thomas Peter Bowersox, 31, of the 100 block of Waterfountain Way has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Joseph Tucker of Edgemere, who was shot in a house in the 1200 block of Aisquith St. on June 11.
Mr. Bowersox was arrested in Brookings, Ore., Wednesday afternoon after police stopped him in a 1990 Acura with Maryland tags, which Baltimore police included in arrest warrants issued for the suspect, Agent Price said.
In routine checks, Brookings police learned Mr. Bowersox was wanted for the murder of Mr. Tucker, Agent Price said.
Mr. Bowersox was identified by witnesses of Mr. Tucker's slaying.
Daniel W. Sieracki, 27, who had been living with him in Glen Burnie and traveling with him in Oregon, faces charges of being an accessory to murder, police said.
A 27-year-old construction worker laying tracks for the new light rail line over the Patapsco River suffered a spinal injury yesterday when he fell 15 feet into the water.
Gerald Scott, of the 6400 block of Bricktown Circle in Glen Burnie, was taken to the Maryland Shock-Trauma Center with a fractured spine and a punctured lung. Mr. Scott was listed in serious and stable condition today.
The accident occurred about 2:45 p.m. near Annapolis Road, on the Anne Arundel County line.
Baltimore County police said the Mr. Scott, who worked for the Rail Construction Co., lost his balance and fell off the bridge.
Dianna Rosborough, spokeswoman for the Mass Transportation Administration, said Mr. Scott fell off a 12-inch girder.
She said a safety rail had not been built yet. The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health agency said today it has not started a formal investigation.
The Maryland Court of Appeals imposed a three-year suspension yesterday on Catonsville lawyer Robert Brian Greenwalt for violating disciplinary rules during investigations into the former Ridgeway Saving & Loan Association.
Mr. Greenwalt was at one time president and general counsel of the failed thrift, which was placed into conservatorship in December 1985. The court found that he violated state law when the Ridgeway board approved $2.3 million in loans for shopping centers that were being developed in Florida and Newark, Del., by David L. Rouen, a client who had acquired control of the thrift.