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January 07, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Man from Edgewood charged in killing of Catonsville girl

TOWSON -- A 24-year-old Edgewood man was charged yesterday with first-degree murder in the killing of a Catonsville girl who had run away from home, county police said.

Police said they charged Curtis Jerome McKissett of the 400 block of Sedgemore Court in the death of 13-year-old Sarah Jane Forrester. He was being held yesterday without bail.

A child walking to school last May found Forrester's body near a playground at a Woodlawn apartment complex. She had been beaten and stabbed to death. Forrester was last seen in April, several weeks after she walked away from a foster home in Catonsville.

State delegates to hold meeting on health care

RANDALLSTOWN -- Baltimore County Dels. Dan K. Morhaim, an 11th District Democrat, and Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, a Democrat representing the 10th District, will hold a town hall meeting on health care from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Northwest Hospital, 5401 Old Court Road.

Members of the public are invited to share their thoughts and concerns about health issues with the two legislators. Information: 410-581-8712.

Florida man, 73, killed; woman injured in accident

PHOENIX -- A Florida man was killed yesterday afternoon and his daughter seriously injured when a car the woman was driving on Jarrettsville Pike crashed into a tree, police said.

Carl Burleson, 73, of Seminole, Fla., was pronounced dead at the scene, said Sgt. Robert Hull of the traffic division. Burleson's daughter, Carol Frances Sporney, 46, of the 3300 block of Blenheim Road in Phoenix, suffered multiple injuries and was in serious condition last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Hull said Sporney was driving a 1990 Toyota Camry north in the 13500 block of Jarrettsville Pike about 12: 10 p.m. and when the car left the road and struck a tree near Blenheim Road.

Baltimore man, 19, charged with attempted theft

TOWSON -- A 19-year-old Baltimore man has been charged in the attempted robbery Tuesday of a jewelry store at Towson Town Center.

Dwayne Ray Chance of the 3300 block of Mosher St. has been charged with three counts of first-degree assault, attempted armed robbery, grand theft and a handgun violation, Baltimore County police said.

Police say Chance walked into Mark Douglas Jewelers and pointed a handgun at the store clerks and security guard. The guard shot Chance in the stomach. He is listed in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police are searching for two accomplices.

In Baltimore City

Man stabbed, killed during argument on street

An unidentified man was fatally stabbed Wednesday evening during an argument in the 700 block of N. Port St. in East Baltimore, police said yesterday.

An Eastern District police officer was on patrol shortly after 9 p.m. when she discovered a large crowd hovering over the body of man in his mid-20s. The man, who had been stabbed in the upper body, was lying in the street. He was declared dead a short time later at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Witnesses said the man was stabbed by an acquaintance, but police had no suspect and had not determined a motive.

Pikesville man found fatally shot in parked car

The body of Bakari Burch, 23, was found slumped in a car about 7: 45 a.m. Wednesday in an alley behind the 3100 block of Oakfield Ave. in Forest Park in Northwest Baltimore, police said. Burch, a Pikesville resident, had been shot several times in the upper torso.

Police said a preliminary investigation showed Burch was probably shot Tuesday night, and investigators are trying to determine whether he was slain while in the car or whether his body was placed there after the shooting.

Police would not release Burch's address because the investigation continues.

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