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July 11, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Prison inmate, 41, indicted in robbery, killing in 1986

TOWSON - A county grand jury indicted a 41-year-old prison inmate yesterday on first-degree murder, attempted murder, robbery, assault and handgun charges in a 1986 robbery and killing in Woodlawn.

Leon Copeland, incarcerated at the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup, was indicted after a preserved sample of DNA from the scene linked him to the killing of Lawrence Gregory Dye and an attack on Edna Dye, said Assistant State's Attorney S. Ann Brobst.

The couple had arrived home the night of Aug. 15, 1986, when a man in a ski mask confronted them with a handgun. He ordered them inside, shot Gregory Dye twice in the head, attacked Edna Dye, searched for valuables, and shot her as he was leaving, police said.

Martin State Airport to mark 25th anniversary

MIDDLE RIVER - Martin State Airport will mark its 25th anniversary as Maryland's general aviation airfield with an outdoor celebration at noon today in front of the main terminal and the Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum.

In 1929, Glenn L. Martin, the aviation pioneer, bought 1,260 acres 12 miles east of Baltimore to build an aircraft manufacturing plant. The B-10, the China Clipper, PBM flying boats, the B-26 bomber and Martin Mars were produced there.

Three runways were built at Martin Airport in 1939 and 1940. In 1975, the 747-acre airfield was sold to the state for general aviation use. The airport is on Wilson Point Road, off Eastern Boulevard.

Perry Hall man killed in single-car accident

GLEN ARM - A Perry Hall man was killed Sunday evening when his car skidded out of control on Glen Arm Road near Villa Maria Road, struck a utility pole guide wire and flipped over, police said.

The driver of the 1997 BMW, Thomas Lambros, 33, of the 3000 block of Parkfalls Road was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said four passengers in the car were treated at local hospitals.

Investigators said Lambros lost control while going around a curve. Alcohol and excessive speed were factors in the crash, which occurred about 8 p.m., police said.

In Baltimore City

Police identify 2 victims of weekend fatal stabbings

Police have identified two men who were fatally stabbed in separate incidents during the weekend.

Charles R. Walker Jr., 27, of the 3500 block of W. Belvedere Ave. was stabbed in the neck about 6:45 a.m. Sunday in the 4800 block of Cordelia Ave. in Northwest Baltimore and died at the scene.

Kenneth Wright, 43, was found dead about 11:30 a.m. Friday in his home in the 2700 block of Maryland Ave. in Charles Village. The state medical examiner found that Wright died of multiple stab wounds. Police knew of no motives or suspects in the stabbings.

Man dies of neck wound he suffered 2 1/2 years ago

An East Baltimore man has died of complications from a gunshot wound to the neck he suffered in 1997, police said yesterday, and the state medical examiner has ruled the death a homicide.

Dennis Royster, 27, of the 1800 block of Karow Court was shot Jan. 30, 1997, in the first block of S. Catherine St. in Southwest Baltimore. Royster was recovering at Deaton Specialty Hospital and Home but was transferred to Maryland General Hospital on Wednesday when his condition deteriorated. He died Thursday.

Police have made no arrest in the shooting.

Junior League honors 4 for volunteer service

Shelli Adams and Maria Johnson, both of Baltimore, Leslie Kleban of Lutherville and Kelly Standiford of Parkville were honored recently by the Junior League of Baltimore Inc., an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism and community improvement.

Adams, a homemaker, received the Mary Goodwillie Award for outstanding service to the league. Johnson, director of fund development at Mercy High School, received the Annapolis Bowl for service to the Baltimore community.

Kleban, a sustaining member of the league and owner of a consulting firm, received the Peggy Waxter Sustainer Spirit Award for contributions to the Junior League. Standiford, a senior at Parkville High School, received the Sustainer's Service award for outstanding volunteer service.

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