Bail is denied for suspect in agent's slaying

January 06, 1994|By Gregory P. Kane | Gregory P. Kane,Staff Writer

A Baltimore District Court judge denied bail yesterday for the man charged with slaying a real estate agent while she showed him a home in West Baltimore's Hunting Ridge neighborhood on Dec. 21.

Judge Theodore B. Oshrine ordered Kenny Lamont Brooks held without bail during a bail review hearing at Eastside District Court. He is charged with murder in the death of Lynne McCoy, a real estate agent for O'Conor, Piper and Flynn.

During the hearing, Brooks said "I was 900 miles away when that happened, your honor. And I can prove that."

Judge Oshrine responded, "You got 900 miles away after the crime happened."

When Brooks attempted to protest further, Judge Oshrine said to him, "This isn't the time or place to go into the facts of the case."

Brooks was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree rape and robbery. He allegedly killed the victim and fled in her car to Danville, Ill., where he was arrested on Dec. 22.

Brooks was paroled Aug. 2 after serving nearly one year of a 27-month sentence for auto theft and violating his probation on a 1992 burglary conviction. He failed to meet his parole agent on the day he is accused of killing Mrs. McCoy, according to state officials.

Mr. Brooks was returned to Baltimore about 7 p.m. Tuesday and was booked at the Central District, said Agent Doug Price, a Police Department spokesman. He appeared before a court commissioner about 3:30 a.m. yesterday and was ordered held without bail.

Mrs. McCoy's body was found stuffed into an upstairs closet of a house in the 800 block of Glen Allen Drive. Police say she was slain by a man posing as a potential buyer.

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