Woman is convicted in abduction and stabbing of businessman

September 25, 1992|By Traci M. Johnson | Traci M. Johnson,Staff Writer

An Elkridge woman yesterday became the second person convicted in connection with the February abduction and stabbing of a Baltimore businessman after entering an expected plea bargain with county prosecutors.

Karen Sue Pulido, 34, was found guilty in Carroll County Circuit Court of kidnapping and robbing Frank Allen Storch, a private detective and real estate management company president.

In a plea bargain, Pulido pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and armed robbery charges.

But she agreed to let the prosecution enter a statement of facts into the court record that contained sufficient evidence to convict her of those charges.

In exchange for her plea, prosecutors dropped 18 other charges, including attempted first-degree murder.

Under this arrangement, Pulido can still appeal her conviction.

Prosecutors and Pulido's attorney agreed to recommend a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.

She is to be sentenced after a presentence investigation and psychiatric evaluation, which will be presented to Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. Nov. 24.

Had Pulido been convicted on all counts, she could have been sentenced to life in prison plus 50 years, said Pulido's attorney, Judson K. Larrimore.

L Pulido, then 33, and her boyfriend, David Teddy Yoswick, 25,

were charged in connection with Mr. Storch's abduction.

Yoswick, of Overlea, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and kidnapping Aug. 25. and was sentenced to life in prison on the attempted murder charge and 30 years for kidnapping.

The judge suspended all but 40 years of the life sentence, which will be served concurrently with the 30-year term.

Mr. Storch was found by a passing motorist bleeding and limping along Arrington Road near Sykesville Feb. 26.

He had been kidnapped the night before from a Howard County motel parking lot.

Yoswick and Pulido forced Mr. Storch to withdraw $3,500 from a bank machine, took him to Sykesville, stabbed him and submerged his head in a creek, then left him for dead when he went limp to fool them.

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