Robbery cited as motive for stabbing Woman, 89, slain in home

granddaughter charged

April 07, 1996|By Alisa Samuels | Alisa Samuels,SUN STAFF

Police investigators believe robbery was the motive in the stabbing death of an 89-year-old Sandtown-Winchester woman early Friday. Her granddaughter has been charged with murder, city police said.

Lucy Short of the 1300 block of N. Fulton Ave. was stabbed repeatedly and beaten in her home at 7: 45 a.m. Friday. Police said it was unclear whether anything had been stolen.

Lisa Yvette Casey, 32, of the 1100 block of Myrtle Ave. was charged with first-degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon in the killing, police said. She was being held at the city's women's detention center.

6 arrested in drug raid

Baltimore police arrested six people and confiscated more than $10,000 worth of heroin and other drugs in a raid in South Baltimore Thursday and Friday, police said.

A group known as the Westport Boys has sold cocaine and heroin at the Westport Housing Project for a decade, Sgt. Dorsey McVicker said.

Police seized $10,000 worth of heroin, $2,400 of crack cocaine, $320 of marijuana, two weapons, an Acura Vigor and $931.

Arrested on various drug charges were: Michael Pyles, 20, of the 2000 block of Annapolis Road; Shawn Rawlings, 20, of the 2400 block of Kermit Court; Joann Thomas, 33, of the 2600 block of Maisbury Court; Harrison Conyers, 18, of the 2600 block of Kent St.; Erick Jackson, 27, of the 300 block of Berlin St.; and a 15-year-old female whose name was not released because of her age.

Many charged with soliciting

In separate raids Thursday and Friday along Pulaski Highway, at least 44 people suspected of being prostitutes or their customers were arrested, police said.

Responding to citizens' complaints, 35 Baltimore, Baltimore County and state police officers arrested at least 44 people in the Pulaski Highway vice sweep. Arrest numbers from one unit were not available.

Those arrested were charged with soliciting, a misdemeanor that carries a one-year jail sentence, a $500 fine, or both, police said.

Pub Date: 4/07/96

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