Four arraigned in carjacking of pharmacist

October 31, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The young Baltimore men charged with carjacking and killing 26-year-old Yvette A. Beakes, a Glen Burnie pharmacist and victim of one of the city's most shocking crimes this year, will not face the death penalty, prosecutors said yesterday.

The four defendants - three of them teen-agers - were arraigned yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court, where they pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, carjacking, kidnapping and handgun crimes. A trial was scheduled for Feb. 8.

Prosecutor Sharon Holback announced that she would seek a sentence of life in prison without parole for the eldest suspect, Jamal D. Barnes, 23, of the 4300 block of Seminole Ave. Holback did not say what sentences she would seek for the others. Two, Brian Wilson, 15, of the 2600 block of Garrett Ave. and Larry Walker, 16, of the 2200 block of Homewood Ave., are not eligible for the death penalty because they are minors. The fourth is Brian McMillan, 18, of the 2500 block of Garrett Ave.

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