Lawyer brought in to prosecute Carroll slayings 2 teens are charged with killing couple

August 17, 1993|By Staff Report

One of Baltimore's top violent-crimes prosecutors will handle the cases against the two teen-agers accused of killing a Westminster couple last month, a defense attorney in the case said yesterday.

Although not yet officially entered into the cases against Jason Aaron DeLong, 19, of Westminster and Sara E. Citroni, 17, of Reisterstown, Baltimore Assistant State's Attorney Timothy J. Doory is expected to be appointed prosecutor within a week or so, said Baltimore defense attorney Luther C. West.

Yesterday afternoon, several people close to the case confirmed Mr. Doory's participation in the case.

Mr. DeLong and Miss Citroni are charged in the deaths of Cathryn Brace Farrar -- Mr. DeLong's mother -- and George William Wahl. Carroll County prosecutors, who usually would be handling such a case, sought Mr. Doory because Mr. Wahl, 35, was a brother-in-law of Carroll State's Attorney Thomas E. Hickman.

The bodies were found Aug. 2 in Ms. Farrar's Westminster apartment.

The two had been stabbed July 29, Westminster police said, but were not discovered until neighbors complained of a foul odor.

The slayings were the city's second and third this year and the first double homicide since 1988.

Mr. DeLong and Miss Citroni were extradited to Maryland from South Florida Aug. 5.

They have been charged as adults with two counts each of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter, stabbing with intent to maim and conspiracy to each of those counts.

Both are being held without bail in the Carroll County Detention Center.

Mr. West, who is representing Mr. DeLong, said yesterday that he has no immediate plans to request a bail-review hearing for his client.

District Court officials have scheduled a preliminary hearing for Miss Citroni on Aug. 26.

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