Man denied bail in wife's slaying inside car on I-95 HOWARD COUNTY

January 30, 1993|By Alisa Samuels | Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer

A Howard County District Court judge denied bail for a 48-year-old Upper Marlboro truck driver who is charged with killing his estranged wife in his car on Interstate 95 Thursday afternoon.

Robert Lee Hampton of the 3400 block of Halloway Drive was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime in the shooting of Janet Lorraine Hampton, 46, of the 200 block of N. Fairmont St., Baltimore, state police said.

State police said a trooper found the woman slumped inside Mr. Hampton's Burgundy 1983 Jaguar with a gunshot wound to her neck.

During a bail-review hearing yesterday, District Judge Louis A. Becker agreed with Assistant State's Attorney Mary Murphy that bond should be denied to Mr. Hampton because he could be a threat to society.

Appearing on closed-circuit television from the Howard County Detention Center, Mr. Hampton had asked the judge to set bond "within reason" so he could use his house for collateral. Mr. Hampton, who said he is the provider for a 20-year-old son and two foster children, was taken into custody shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday.

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