Annapolis man indicted in 2 attacks Suspect is serving 10 years for assault

March 14, 1996|By Dennis O'Brien | Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF

A 26-year-old Annapolis man convicted of severely beating a woman in her home has been indicted on charges he raped one woman and robbed another in their Annapolis homes.

Larry Clay Turner, 26, of the 400 block of Captain's Circle has been identified by authorities as the suspect in at least three attacks dating back to 1994, all of which targeted women.

"This is every woman's worst nightmare," said Kristin Riggin, a spokeswoman for the Anne Arundel County state's attorney's office.

Turner was indicted Monday by an Anne Arundel County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense, burglary and false imprisonment in connection with a Nov. 24, 1994, assault on a woman in her home on Spa Creek Landing in Eastport.

The 49-year-old woman woke up after 11 p.m. to find a man in her bed. He beat, raped and robbed her, Ms. Riggin said.

Turner also was indicted on charges of breaking into the same Spa Creek Landing home and assaulting a male resident on May 15, 1995.

Turner is serving a 10-year prison term for an attack on a woman on that same date May 15, 1995.

He pleaded guilty to burglary, assault with intent to murder and assault in the attack on Kathleen Finerty, 46, at her home in the 1900 block of Granada St.

Turner followed Ms. Finerty into her house after she took out the trash shortly after 7 a.m., beat her senseless and took her purse. Authorities said that shortly before the attack on Ms. Finerty, Turner had returned to the Spa Creek Landing home and found that the rape victim had moved out and a male tenant was living there. The tenant struggled with Turner before Turner escaped, police said.

In a separate case, Turner is scheduled to be tried April 16 in Anne Arundel Circuit Court on burglary and theft charges in connection with an assault on Kelly Wood, 25, on Nov. 15, 1994.

Ms. Wood was attacked when she answered the door of her Eastport home shortly after 6 a.m. A man began beating her, then fled with her purse, Ms. Riggin said.

Pub Date: 3/14/96

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