Kimberli Carroll, 21, of the 4900 block of Edgemere Ave...

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April 23, 1996|By From staff reports

ESSEX — Kimberli Carroll, 21, of the 4900 block of Edgemere Ave. in Northwest Baltimore was charged last night with first-degree murder in the death yesterday of her 2-month-old daughter, police said.

Homicide Detective Carolyn Gillespie said Ms. Carroll initially told police that she awoke about 4 a.m. yesterday and found her daughter, Kamill Jones, lying in a wash basin with her face under water. The infant was rushed to Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Detective Gillespie said an autopsy showed that Kamill died of injuries she suffered after being violently shaken and that the child's neck, head and brain showed signs of trauma and bleeding.

Police identify store clerk fatally shot in robbery try

Police yesterday identified Jong Seo Park, 28, of Baltimore County as the clerk who was fatally shot Sunday during the attempted robbery of Lanvale Food Market in the 1700 block of W. Lanvale St.

Mr. Park, of Perry Hall Apartments in the 3800 block of E. Joppa Road in Perry Hall, was walking out of a back room about 2: 45 p.m. when he was shot in the head, police said. A gunman and his female accomplice are being sought.

Investigators seek cause of fire that killed man

Fire and police arson investigators are seeking the cause of a fire Sunday night in a house in the 2200 block of W. North Ave. that killed Johnnie Edwards, a 60-year-old man who used a wheelchair, Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres, Fire Department spokesman, said. Mr. Edwards died at 7: 40 p.m. at Liberty Medical Center.

ESSEX -- A $5 million assisted-care facility for the elderly is being planned for the Hopkins Village area, off Middle River, to provide housing for more than 70 people.

The project by Visions For America Inc. will feature a four-story, 60,000-square-foot housing complex for moderate-income, frail elderly residents, and may include doctors' offices and related health care services.

The nonprofit developer says the project will provide an option to premature institutionalization of the elderly, and generate jobs for about 30 people in geriatric care and support and facility maintenance. The opening is planned for next spring. Information: 437-6975.

St. Paul's girl being treated for bacterial meningitis


BROOKLANDVILLE -- A student at St. Paul's School for Girls has been hospitalized with bacterial meningitis and some of her classmates are being given antibiotics as a precautionary measure, a county health official said yesterday.

The student was hospitalized Wednesday and the illness was diagnosed Thursday. The student, who is a senior, still is in the hospital but is out of intensive care, said Evelyn Flory, headmistress of the private school.

The student contracted a strain of meningitis called meningococemia that is spread through oral and nasal secretions and can only be contracted by those who have had close contact with the infected person, said Dr. Joan Colfer, head of disease control at the county health department.

African studies professor to speak at Dundalk college


DUNDALK -- Molefi Kete Asante, professor and chairman of the department of African studies at Temple University, will deliver the keynote address Friday at a daylong series of workshops at Dundalk Community College titled "Building Success for African-American Males." Cited for creating the nation's first doctoral program in African-American studies, Dr. Asante will highlight the program, which starts at 9 a.m. Topics include confronting stereotypes and realities affecting black males and enhancing academic behaviors.

More than 400 teachers and administrators from southeast county schools and the county's three community colleges are expected to attend. Information: 633-0238.

Telephone number provided for teen-agers seeking jobs


TOWSON -- County teen-agers hoping for summer jobs this year can get information about opportunities by calling the county Office of Employment and Training at 887-HIRE.

Jobs are available for youths from low-income families who may qualify for federally funded, minimum-wage jobs, and for those seeking jobs with private companies that are not subsidized.

A job fair for private industry summer jobs is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at the Towson Job Service Office, 1228 E. Joppa Road, at the rear of the building next to Allied Signal. Employers looking for summer help will be accepting resumes and applications.

Pub Date: 4/23/96

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