In Baltimore City Man pleads guilty in death of wife...


April 17, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Man pleads guilty in death of wife, shooting of in-law

A Baltimore man pleaded guilty yesterday to murdering his wife and attempting to murder his brother-in-law, the state's attorney's office announced.

Carlos James, 61, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Nadine Wilson, 41; attempted second-degree murder in the shooting of William Wilson, 38; and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony or crime of violence, prosecutors said.

FOR THE RECORD - An article in Wednesday's Maryland section contained an incorrect date for the interfaith open house at the Islamic Society of Baltimore's headquarters in Catonsville. The event will be April 27. The Sun regrets the error.

On March 16, 2001, after James argued with his wife and brother-in-law, he went to his van, retrieved a sawed-off shotgun and returned about 10 to 15 minutes later. He knocked on the door, and when Nadine Wilson answered, prosecutors say, he shot her in the back. James then stepped over her body and went upstairs in search of William Wilson, whom he also shot, prosecutors said. Under the plea agreement, James could receive up to 50 years in prison.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 19, and Assistant State's Attorney Paul E. Budlow said he plans to ask for the maximum.

Job fair scheduled Monday at 5th Regiment Armory

Baltimore City Community College and Democratic Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will be hosts for the Maryland 7th Congressional District Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the 5th Regiment Armory.

The fair will include free workshops on resume writing and presentation skills for job-seekers.

Employers from the retail sector, government agencies, technology firms, financial institutions, real estate companies, staffing companies and health-care providers will take part in the free event.

Information: 410-367-1900.

Waverly man fatally shot in Northeast Baltimore

A 20-year-old Waverly man was shot and killed in Northeast Baltimore early yesterday, police said.

Anthony Lee Holmes Jr. of the 1300 block of Gorsuch Ave. was found shot in the upper torso in the 2500 block of Garrett Ave. about 12:30 a.m. by police who were patrolling nearby and heard gunshots, police said. Holmes was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died about 30 minutes later.

About 10 people were seen running from the shooting, police said. Police said the killing might be drug-related because they found suspected cocaine in Holmes' pocket. Police said they did not have any suspects and anyone with information is urged to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

In Baltimore County

Islamic Society schedules interfaith open house

CATONSVILLE - The Islamic Society of Baltimore will hold an interfaith open house Saturday at its headquarters, 6631 Johnnycake Road.

The event, called "One Nation Under God," is open to Muslims and non-Muslims and will give people from all walks of life a chance to interact.

The open house, the third sponsored by the society, will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 410-747-7366.

'80 presidential candidate to discuss election reform

TOWSON - Former U.S. Rep. John B. Anderson of Illinois, an independent candidate for president in 1980, will discuss election reform in a speech Monday to the Baltimore County League of Women Voters.

The speech, part of the league's Focus on Contemporary Issues series, will be at 6 p.m. at Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, 6501 N. Charles St.

Information: 410-464-1902.

Meeting to seek comments on new Chesterwood Park

DUNDALK - Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks has scheduled a public meeting April 25 to solicit comments on the development of Chesterwood Park.

The meeting will focus on plans for the park at 2200 Chesterwood Road in the Dundalk/Eastfield community.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Grange Elementary School Recreation Center, 2000 Church Road. Information: 410-887-3806.

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