Judge suspends rest of term for Staubitz

March 06, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

John Martin Staubitz Jr., a former Maryland health official who was convicted in 1994 of burglarizing Baltimore-area homes, was released from his Carroll County sentence yesterday in exchange for 300 hours of community service and his testimony in a murder case.

In September, Staubitz testified in Roy Monroe Robertson's trial that Robertson, who was convicted of first-degree murder, confessed to killing William Charles Prodoehl in February 1993.

Robertson is serving a life sentence for the crime and has appealed his conviction to the Maryland Court of Appeals.

Yesterday, Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. suspended the remainder of Staubitz's nine-year, 11-month sentence, giving him credit for time served since September 1993. A modification hearing for the sentence Staubitz received in Baltimore cases is set for late this week.

Pub Date: 3/06/96

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