Suspect in slaying was with friend, court toldWESTMINSTER...

MARYLAND/REGION NEWS

April 14, 1993|By From Staff Reports

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY ANNAPOLIS ANNAPOLIS ANNAPOLIS HANDYMAN ALBERT GIVENS WAS DRINKING WITH A FRIEND WHO DIDN'T LEAVE HIM UNTIL JUST BEFORE DAWN ON THE MORNING HE IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE KILLED AN ARNOLD WOMAN, ACCORDING TO TESTIMONY YESTERDAY IN ANNE ARUNDEL CIRCUIT COURT. MR. GIVENS, 38, IS CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN THE SLAYING OF MARLENE KILPATRICK, A 55-YEAR-OLD WOMAN HE OCCASIONALLY WORKED FOR WHO WAS FOUND STABBED TO DEATH IN HER ARNOLD HOME JAN. 3. POLICE SAY MRS. KILPATRICK WAS KILLED SOMETIME BETWEEN 11 P.M. JAN. 1 AND 7 A.M. JAN. 2. WAYNE WILLIAMS, FROM BEMBE BEACH ROAD, TOLD JURORS YESTERDAY THAT MR. GIVENS CAME TO HIS HOUSE SOMETIME AFTER IT GOT DARK JAN. 1 AND DIDN'T LEAVE UNTIL JUST BEFORE SUNRISE JAN. 2. BUT UNDER CROSS-EXAMINATION BY ASSISTANT STATE'S ATTORNEY KATHLEEN ROGERS, MR. WILLIAMS ADMITTED HE HAD BEEN DRINKING HEAVILY AND WAS NOT SURE WHAT TIME MR. GIVENS LEFT. REMAINING UNION'S TALKS WITH SCHOOL BOARD STALL CARROLL COUNTY WESTMINSTER — Suspect in slaying was with friend, court told

WESTMINSTER -- The Carroll school board and the union that represents secretaries and teaching assistants came within inches of declaring an impasse yesterday, unable to agree to a contract for the 1993-1994 school year.

The other four school employee unions settled last week, but the Carroll Association of School Employees and the person assigned by the school board to negotiate with them continue to clash over issues of seniority. But they did agree to meet Monday.

An impasse could mean the union and the school system would need to spend at least $1,000 to $5,000 for a third party to mediate.

CASE has offered to wrap up talks by agreeing to the basic items other unions in the system got, if both sides would withdraw the more complicated issues.

But the school board rejected that offer last week and again yesterday.

Ultrasound technician sentenced for fraud

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

ROCKVILLE

ROCKVILLE -- An ultrasound technician convicted of practicing medicine without a license was sentenced yesterday in Montgomery County Circuit Court to six months in jail and fined $2,500.

John Landon Carter, 28, of Kensington was convicted by a jury in February of 17 counts of practicing medicine without a license.

His acts of fraud, Assistant Maryland Attorney General Carolyn H. Henneman said, enabled him to send higher bills to insurers.

Ms. Henneman, who prosecuted the case, presented evidence that Carter had prepared reports interpreting sonogram films of 17 patients and forged the name of a radiologist to them, giving them the appearance that a doctor had interpreted the results.

She said this enabled Carter's now-bankrupt company to bill insurers for physician services, as well as his legitimate fee for administering the tests.

In asking Judge William C. Miller to impose a jail sentence, Ms. Henneman noted that Carter was on probation from a 1989 federal conviction for conspiracy and distribution of steroids -- drugs he obtained from pharmaceutical companies by claiming to be a physician, and admitted providing to a player on the South Carolina Gamecocks college football team.

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