Fugitive sought in killing arrested

Ex-Takoma Park woman charged in '84 shooting is detained in Canada

January 11, 2001|By Alice Lukens | Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF

A former Takoma Park resident who had lived as a fugitive for more than 13 years after being charged in the fatal shooting of a Howard University professor has been arrested in Toronto, police announced yesterday.

While a medical student at Howard, Jacquelyn Camille Robinson, now 41, began a secret relationship with Henry Lloyd Garvey, a member of the faculty at the university's medical school, according to Detective Phillip Glavin of the Toronto Fugitive Squad.

Glavin said the affair lasted 18 months -- until Robinson discovered that her lover was a married man.

After a fight on Sept. 3, 1984, police said, Robinson shot Garvey once in the groin. Garvey reportedly ran down nine flights of stairs and drove himself to a hospital.

Garvey, 46, died at the hospital six months later. According to newspaper reports at the time, he was an award-winning associate professor of pharmacology.

After Garvey died, Glavin said, Robinson was indicted on murder charges but has been missing since 1987, living in several countries, including England, Holland, Canada and the United States.

On April 30, Robinson arrived in Ontario to attend the University of Ottawa Medical Facility, police said. Shortly after that, she began working as a first-year medical intern at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa.

On Dec. 30, Robinson flew to Toronto with plans to travel to the Bahamas, Glavin said. While trying to clear customs to the United States, she was refused entry and turned over to Canadian Citizenship and Immigration officials.

Since then, Glavin said, Robinson has been in a medium-security prison in Toronto pending an extradition hearing.

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