Baltimore police seek suspects, information in 2 fatal beatings

April 20, 1997|By David Folkenflik | David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF

Police were searching yesterday for suspects in two unrelated attacks in which Baltimore men were fatally beaten. One of the victims died yesterday, 10 days after being assaulted.

About 1: 15 a.m. April 9, several men assaulted Todd Whitney, 32, of the 4100 block of Frederick Ave., hitting him repeatedly on the head with an unknown blunt object. Whitney was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

pTC The other attack occurred about 2: 50 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of E. Preston St., where Harold Hamilton, 34, was struck in the head with a baseball bat. Hamilton of the 1300 block of Glenwood Ave. died that day at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

City police Detective Homer Pennington asked anyone with information on either slaying to contact the homicide unit at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888. The anticrime program is offering $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in either case.

Pub Date: 4/20/97

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