CENTRAL COUNTY--Arnold * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

January 05, 1993

Judge to set trial date

A Circuit Court judge will decide tomorrow on a trial date for an Annapolis man, charged in the rape and murder last January of an Arnold woman for whom he had worked as a handyman.

An attorney for Albert Gustav Givens, 38, of the 100 block of Roselawn Road, said he will argue that the trial should proceed in the next few weeks to ensure his client's right to a speedy trial.

Circuit Judge Raymond G. Thieme yesterday granted a request by Assistant State's Attorney Kathleen Rogers to delay the Jan. 12 trial because she said DNA test results on a wrench in a toolbox taken from Mr. Givens were unavailable.

Paul Kirby, Mr. Givens' attorney, argued that the results were available to Ms. Rogers.

Mr. Givens is charged in the fatal stabbing of Marlene "Pat" Kilpatrick between 11 p.m., Jan. 1 and 7 a.m., Jan. 2. He had been hired by Mrs. Kilpatrick to paint the outside of her house and do yardwork.

Mrs. Kilpatrick, 56, retired from the Anne Arundel County Board of Realtors in 1985, when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Her body was found by her daughter, who had gone to her mother's house in the 100 block of Church Road in Arnold after telephone calls went unanswered.

Mr. Givens, who had done work on Mrs. Kilpatrick's house many times, wasn't arrested until Aug. 1, eight months after the killing.

According to a statement of charges, Mr. Givens incriminated himself when questioned by police, indicating he knew she had been sexually assaulted when that information had not been publicly disclosed.

He remains held in the county detention center on $250,000 bond.

Armed man robs fast-food restaurant

A gunman robbed the Wendy's restaurant in the 8200 block of Veteran's Highway in Millersville early yesterday.

Investigators said the gunman confronted two employees as they left the restaurant at 12:17 a.m. He forced them back into the restaurant and ordered them to open the safe.

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