Baltimore police officer indicted in two killings

May 05, 1998

A Baltimore City police officer accused of first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of his pregnant girlfriend and her 5-year-old daughter received additional charges and was formally indicted yesterday by a Harford County grand jury.

Officer Michael Edward Thompson, 26, was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of carrying a weapon with an intent to injure.

Thompson is accused of killing Vicky Lee Austin, 30, and her daughter, Jessica Elaine Morgan, in their rural Harford County home April 13.

Thompson is being held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center and is suspended without pay from his job pending an administrative investigation.

Pub Date: 5/05/98

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