In Baltimore City Infant smothered, mother found dead...


January 08, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Infant smothered, mother found dead; seizure suspected

An infant boy died yesterday with his mother, who apparently rolled over on the child while having a fatal seizure as they slept next to each other in bed. The baby was apparently smothered, city police said.

Agent Martin Bartness, a police spokesman, said police received a 911 call about 3:30 p.m. reporting that an 8-month-old baby appeared to be dead in a rowhouse apartment in the 1300 block of N. Calhoun St. When Western District officers arrived, they found the baby, Antwan Moulden, and the mother, Tina Casey, 21, lying dead on the floor near the bed. They were told that Casey suffered from seizures and asthma.

Autopsies were scheduled for today.

Car-theft suspect captured after escaping from police

A suspect who escaped from police custody Friday after treatment at Mercy Medical Center for injuries sustained in the crash of a stolen car was back in custody yesterday after being captured by bail bond agents.

Donnie Lee Foster Jr., 21, was found hiding in a laundry bag in a friend's North Baltimore home, said Central District Lt. Edwin Schillo. The bail bond agents had been seeking Foster on a warrant charging him with failing to appear for trial in another case.

Schillo said Foster was injured after crashing a stolen car into two police cruisers on Cathedral Street early Friday. He escaped after slipping out of plastic handcuffs and assaulting an officer who was taking him from the hospital to a patrol wagon, according to the police.

Rallies at 13 schools back textbook funding program

Rallies to encourage the Maryland General Assembly to continue supporting a program to purchase textbooks for private and parochial schools were held last night at 13 Roman Catholic schools in the Baltimore area and across the state.

Ronald Valenti, superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, said the rallies, for parents, students, teachers, administrators and supporters of nonpublic schools, call attention to the need for funding. Valenti, who spoke last night at St. Ursula School in Parkville, said supporters will write letters and visit legislators to push the textbook program.

O'Malley's jury duty set to continue today

Mayor Martin O'Malley must be getting used to his new job as juror by now: He's staying on at least one more day.

The mayor was chosen Friday for a jury in a civil trial in which attorneys made closing arguments late yesterday afternoon. O'Malley and the five other jurors are scheduled to return this morning at 9 a.m. for deliberations.

The plaintiff, Lawrence Charles Chenowith, 50, of Northeast Baltimore has sued what is now the Maryland Transit Administration. He claims he suffered psychological trauma and neck injuries when an MTA driver closed a bus door on him.

In Baltimore County

Auditions for Cohan play are tomorrow, Saturday

DUNDALK - Auditions will be held this week for Yankee Doodle ... The Life of George M. Cohan, a spring production of Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks.

Youths and adults, with and without disabilities, are encouraged to try out for the production, being staged by the Sky is the Limit, the creative arts program of the department's division of therapeutic recreation services. Auditions will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Eastern Regional Performing Arts Center, at North Point Government Center, 7701 Wise Ave.

Information: 410-887-5370, or 410-887-5319 for the hearing impaired.

Winter commencement set tonight at Villa Julie College

STEVENSON - Nearly 90 of last month's graduates of Villa Julie College are expected to take part in winter commencement tonight.

The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. in the college gymnasium.

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