Missing teen returned to Baltimore County

September 02, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The 17-year-old girl who supplied the knife used in the 1995 killing of a Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital counselor was returned to Baltimore County and ordered held without bail last night on charges she violated probation last week by fleeing from her parents' house in Timonium.

Jane Frances DeCosta was found Monday in Washington after a six-day search. She was transported yesterday to the Women's Detention Center.

DeCosta will have a hearing in county Circuit Court on the status of her probation, which she received for taking part in the 1995 killing of Sharon Edwards.

DeCosta told police she supplied the knife Benjamin Scott Garris, then 16, used to kill Edwards, 26, a counselor. Garris was sentenced to life without parole.

Pub Date: 9/02/98

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