Man charged in death of Morgan student

November 30, 1994|By Robert Guy Matthews | Robert Guy Matthews,Sun Staff Writer

A 38-year-old man in prison on an unrelated case was arrested Monday in the shooting death of a Morgan State University student whose body was found in a trash bin in the Hillendale area in July 1993, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

A county grand jury indicted Ronald Monroe Stewart Nov. 21 on charges of first-degree murder, robbery with a deadly weapon and robbery in the death of Lyndon Reese Turner, 24.

Police said they were able to identify Stewart after receiving a tip from someone who had seen his photograph on the Sept. 17 episode of the television show "America's Most Wanted."

Police said the photo was taken when the victim's bank card was used at an automated teller machine card in the Baltimore area after the slaying.

County police arrested Stewart at the Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, where he was serving a sentence for violation of probation for an unrelated offense and took him before a District Court commissioner who denied bail. Stewart was being held at Roxbury after waiving a bail review hearing Monday.

Mr. Turner was shot in the head. A teen-age boy who was walking his dog found the body in a trash bin in an apartment complex on Polaris Court at Cloister Road, police reported.

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