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COUNTYWIDE BRIEFS

August 19, 1994

Jury selection to start Tuesday in 2 slayings

Jury selection in the first-degree murder trial of a Westminster man accused of fatally stabbing his mother and her boyfriend last year is expected to begin Tuesday, according to the Carroll County circuit judge presiding over the case.

The trial of Jason Aaron DeLong, 19, was to have begun Monday but was postponed after one of his Baltimore defense attorneys, Luther C. West, was hospitalized for internal bleeding. Catherine Flynn, his co-counsel in the case, said yesterday that Mr. West was discharged Wednesday from Anne Arundel Medical Center and would be able to return to work Tuesday.

Carroll Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold said yesterday that jury selection should begin Tuesday. He said 72 witnesses, including 12 doctors, have been called in the case.

Police found the bodies of Cathryn Brace Farrar, 39, and George William Wahl, 35, last August. Mr. DeLong and a girlfriend, Sara E. Citroni, were arrested several days later. Citroni pleaded guilty to the killings last month, and she is to receive two consecutive life sentences under a plea agreement.

Student-built house goes on market

The Carroll County government has put on the market a two-story, colonial blue, Cape Cod house built by Career and Technology Center students in the past two years.

Appraised at more than $210,000, the house at 410 Kate Wagner Road in Westminster has 2,576 square feet of space. Building was supervised by experienced teachers. The house has a one-year warranty.

An open house is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 27 so interested people can tour the building and learn about the bid process.

The house has four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, formal living and dining rooms, a large kitchen, family room, laundry, full basement and attached two-car garage. It is air conditioned.

The exterior is siding and brick. The 2.3-acre lot is seeded and landscaped.

The house also is available for inspection by appointment through Robert Kimmel at 848-5106 or 876-8144. The closing date for submission of bids is Sept. 16.

Dell vice chairman of regional group

Carroll Commissioner Donald I. Dell has been elected vice chairman of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, a private, nonprofit group that focuses on regional issues.

Baltimore County Executive Roger B. Hayden was elected president.

The council includes members from Baltimore and area counties. Members share information, discuss problems and set policy.

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