In Baltimore County Woman charged in death of baby is...


July 14, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Woman charged in death of baby is denied bail

TOWSON - A 29-year-old sales clerk charged with first-degree murder in the suffocation death of her newborn daughter was denied bail yesterday in District Court in Towson.

Kelly Elizabeth Norton of the 900 block of Beaverbrook Circle, Towson, was ordered held after a brief hearing before Judge Joseph A. Ciotola. Police said the dead infant had a plastic bag over her head when she was found by Norton's stepfather under a pile of towels in a closet in the woman's home.

Norton told police she did not believe she was pregnant and had no memory of giving birth, court records show. She might undergo a psychiatric evaluation, said her lawyer, Stephen R. Tully.

Residents to discuss use of sites for recreation

PERRY HALL - The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks has scheduled a meeting for residents of the Honeygo/White Marsh area to discuss possible recreation uses for recently acquired properties.

The parcels include the former Ewers property, 4812 E. Joppa Road, 20 acres; the former Schwartz property, 4905 E. Joppa Road, 30 acres; the former Ragonese property, 9602-9604 Cross Road, 24 acres; the former Butt/Jacobsen properties, 9700 block of Forge View Road, 17 acres, and the former Del Pizzo property, 8941 Cowenton Ave., 25 acres.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. July 27 at Perry Hall Middle School. Information: 410-887-3806.

Chamber of commerce expands name, outreach

ESSEX - Expanding its reach, the Essex-Middle River Chamber of Commerce has added a new community to its name - White Marsh.

The Essex-Middle River-White Marsh chamber also has moved to a new office at 435-C Eastern Blvd., a storefront in Essex.

"The new office provides better visibility and improved public access," said Sherman Nichols, office manager. The telephone number remains the same: 410-686-2233.

In Baltimore City

Judge orders girl, 2, removed from foster home

A Juvenile Court judge in Baltimore ordered a 2-year-old girl removed yesterday from the Catonsville foster home where she has resided nearly since birth.

Lisa and Jeffrey Bodick emerged from a closed hearing yesterday and told relatives that the child, who has lived with the couple since she was 13 days old, would be placed with a Howard County family that wants to adopt the child's two older siblings. The Bodicks said previously they would appeal.

The child's brother, now 6, and half-sister, now 4, were placed in the Bodicks home in October 1997. They were reassigned to other homes in June 1998 and August 1999 respectively. The 2-year-old joined the Bodick family in December 1997.

Park Heights girl, 17, shot to death near home

Police have identified a 17-year-old Northwest Baltimore girl who was shot in the back and killed about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Camile Wright, of the 2900 block of Violet Ave. in Park Heights was shot in a vacant lot in the 3800 block of Towanda Ave., about a block from her home, police said.

They said the shooting may have stemmed from a fight Wright was involved in earlier in the week. Police have no suspects.

Man dies in back yard after fleeing shooting

Police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old East Baltimore man, who was shot Wednesday in the 1700 block of N. Collington Ave.

Leroy Edmonds, who was shot multiple times about 2 a.m., ran to his home in the 2200 block of E. Lanvale St, about a block away, where he died in the back yard, said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman.

Police knew of no suspects or motive for the shooting.

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