Prosecutors are expected to drop charges of...


October 02, 1998|By From staff reports

ROCKVILLE -- Prosecutors are expected to drop charges of attempted murder and poisoning against former U.S. Senate candidate Ruthann Aron for allegedly serving her husband chili laced with drugs, according to court documents.

Aron, 55, has been in jail awaiting sentencing since pleading no contest in July to charges she tried to hire a hit man to kill her husband and a lawyer.

The next hearing is Oct. 16.

ANNAPOLIS -- Chapman's Landing, a lush forest on the Potomac, moved a step closer to becoming a state park rather than a new city yesterday as the state signed a contract to buy 1,850 acres of the 2,225-acre tract.

In a deal announced in August by Gov. Parris N. Glendening and developer Edward F. Podboy of Legend Properties, the state will ZTC pay $25 million for most of the land where Legend once planned to build 12,000 houses. The property is to change hands Oct. 31.

Legend could eventually build on the 375 acres it will still own, but the contract gives a conservation group until Oct. 31, 1999, to buy the land. Podboy said the company will do no work on the land while the conservationists hold the one-year option.

Pub Date: 10/02/98

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