Man is charged in apartment-fire death of woman

April 19, 1994|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Sun Staff Writer

A 19-year-old northwest city man has been arrested and charged in the death of an 18-year-old woman whose body was found in her McClean Boulevard apartment by firefighters responding to a bedroom fire yesterday morning.

Charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson in the death of Shavone A. Brown, of the 5600 block of McClean Boulevard, is Kareem A. Rose, of the 4100 block of Boarman Ave., an employee of the McDonald's restaurant at McClean Boulevard and Perring Parkway.

About two hours after the woman's body was found around 1 a.m. lying on the floor next to the burning mattress, police arrested Mr. Rose at East Northern Parkway and McClean Boulevard and later charged him with the woman's death.

Mr. Rose, police said, is being held at the Northeastern District lockup without bail, pending a bail review hearing by a District Court judge.

Homicide Detective Richard Garvey said the couple reportedly argued shortly before the woman was strangled and her apartment set afire.

The detective said a preliminary examination by the state medical examiner indicated strangulation and smoke inhalation contributed to the woman's death.

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