Two horses die after being hit by a car

March 19, 1997

Two horses were killed early Monday on a rural Westminster road after being struck by a car, police said.

The horses were standing unattended on Houck Road near Jocks Drive when the accident occurred about 1: 05 a.m. Police said Kristen D. Smith was traveling east on Houck Road when she rounded a curve and saw the horses but was unable to stop.

One horse died instantly, and the other was humanely destroyed by a veterinarian at the scene, police said.

The animals' owner, Barbara Frock of the 100 block of Houck Road was notified, police said.

Smith, 20, of Westminster was taken by her mother to Carroll County General Hospital, where she was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said yesterday.

Investigators said Smith was not charged.

Man gets 18 months in jail in 'murder-for-hire' case

A Parkville man was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading not guilty yesterday to trying to hire an undercover state trooper to murder his wife.

Joseph E. Ingoglia Jr., 49, was charged in Carroll County because his initial contact with the "killer-for-hire" was at a Westminster motel in July 1990.

Court records show the trooper met Ingoglia several times between July 1990 and January 1991, before Ingoglia was arrested.

As part of a plea bargain, Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. sentenced Ingoglia to 20 years in prison before suspending all but 18 months. Burns also placed Ingoglia on five years' probation upon his release from the Carroll County Detention Center.

Ingoglia also was ordered to have no contact with his son or wife, who has since divorced him.

Westminster High students seek sponsors for Calif. trip

Westminster High School marketing students are seeking sponsors to help pay for a trip to Anaheim, Calif., for a national marketing competition.

The students and their adviser need to raise a minimum of $4,655 for the trip at the end of April.

Anyone who would like to help the students can call Margaret Payne, marketing program coordinator, at 410-751-3630.

Pub Date: 3/19/97

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