Pasadena

March 23, 1993

Woman held without bail in husband's slaying

A District Court judge has ordered a Pasadena woman charged with killing her husband held in the county detention center without bail.

Debra Marie Young, 32, of the first block of Margaret Ave. appeared yesterday without an attorney in front of Judge Clayton Greene Jr.

Mrs. Young was charged Sunday evening with first-degree murder after she called police to report finding her husband -- Henry William Young, 42, -- dead in the bedroom of their home at 10:30 a.m.

She first told detectives that her husband was sleeping when she left the house with her three young children to do the laundry, charging documents said. She said someone must have entered the house and shot him while she was gone.

But charging documents said Mrs. Young told witnesses that she wanted to hire someone to kill her husband and if she could not find anyone, she would have to do it herself.

Police found the handgun they believe was used in the crime at the bottom of a trash bin at the Lake Shore Shopping Center shortly after the killing, said Lt. Michael McNelly, head of the Crimes Against Persons section. He would not say what led detectives to the trash bin or what other evidence they recovered in the house.

Judge sentences couplein tax withholding case

A Pasadena couple has been sentenced in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court for failure to file and pay more than $21,000 in withholding taxes for two years for their business.

Earl Hubbard, 63, of Greenland Beach Road was sentenced last week by Judge Raymond Thieme Jr. to serve six months of a three-year sentence and to pay the state the $21,575 in withholding taxes collected from employees of Glen Burnie Countertops Inc. in 1989 and 1990, but not forwarded to the state. This is the second time in the past 10 years that Hubbard has been convicted of tax evasion involving withholding taxes.

Hubbard's attorney, George Lantzas, said he was pleased that the judge had limited the jail term, but

added, "We may be filing a motion to further reduce the amount of time he got."

Judge Thieme also sentenced Hubbard's wife, Bertha, 59, last week to a three-year suspended term and five years' probation, in addition to repaying the state.

The attorney general's office prosecuted the violations, which Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. called a "flagrant case."

Glen Burnie Countertops is no longer in business.

Response team member to be honored tonight

John Myers of Pasadena is one of four members of the state Department of the Environment's Emergency Response Team who will receive the Baltimore County Fire Department's top civilian commendation tonight.

The Citizen's Medal of Honor is being awarded to the men for their efforts in controlling a Feb. 17 ammonia leak at the G. Heileman Brewing Co.

The leak led to the evacuation of most of the plant on Hollins Ferry Road and prompted officials to close the Harbor Tunnel Thruway.

The men worked through the night to identify a faulty valve in the refrigeration system as the source of the ammonia.

POLICE LOG

* Pasadena: Burglars broke into a storage locker at Storage U.S.A. in the 8900 block of Fort Smallwood Road between Feb. 15 and March 18 and took clothing and wedding gifts.

* Chesterfield: Thieves stole $800 worth of stereo equipment from a 1983 Porsche 924 parked in the 7900 block of Sutherland Court Friday night.

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