In Baltimore City Man, 60, held in shooting of youths...


August 21, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Man, 60, held in shooting of youths again denied bail

A Baltimore man charged with shooting three youths who would not move off his front steps last month was denied bail yesterday by a District Court judge, and will remain in jail pending trial.

William Banks, 60, of the 100 block of N. Decker Ave. is charged with attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of the youths, ages 11, 15 and 18, outside his home July 28.

Banks was ordered held without bail July 29, but his lawyer, Murray M. Blum, requested yesterday's hearing to ask that bail be granted for several reasons - including neighbors' high regard for the defendant, and Blum's absence from the initial hearing.

Death of 2-month-old girl is ruled a homicide

The death in May of a 2- month-old girl resulted from trauma and has been ruled a homicide by the state medical examiner's office, city police said yesterday.

Quianna Daycelle Jackson, who was born March 20, died May 26 in her home in the 800 block of W. Lexington St. Police said they received a call from the mother reporting that the infant was unconscious.

A police spokesman would not elaborate on the baby's injuries, saying that release of the information would compromise the investigation. No one has been charged in the death, he said.

Free immunization clinic planned tomorrow, Friday

City health officials will hold a free immunization clinic for schoolchildren from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and Friday at Wald Community Center, 1600 Rutland Ave.

Children entering city public schools must have proof of immunization before they will be allowed to attend. Schools open Sept. 3.

In addition to the standard immunizations, all children entering prekindergarten in Baltimore are required to have three hepatitis B shots, and one chickenpox shot or proof that the child has had chickenpox. Information: 410-396-4454.

Men sentenced to 80 years in prison in drive-by killing

Two 20-year-old men were each sentenced to 80 years in prison yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court for second-degree murder in a gangland-style drive-by shooting in April last year.

Brian Troxler and Jonathan Fairley, both of the 100 block of S. Kossuth St., were convicted of killing John Baker, 19, and wounding Sean Vass, 18, in the 500 block of N. Edgewood St. in West Baltimore.

In Baltimore County

Residents can comment on design of new jail

TOWSON - Residents are invited to view and comment on proposed materials and design for the new Baltimore County Detention Center at 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 938 York Road.

Participants will see samples of exterior materials, ornamental fences, plants, shrubbery and exterior lighting for the jail, which is under construction at Kenilworth Drive and Bosley Avenue.

The building's architect, landscape architect and construction manager will answer questions.

Boumi Temple band to perform at park Sunday

LOCH RAVEN - The Boumi Temple Brass Band and Saxophone Quartet will perform Sunday at Cromwell Valley Park, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road.

The free concert of big band music, show tunes, spirituals and other songs is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the park's Sherwood Lawn.

Visitors should bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and can arrive early if they want to picnic. Reservations are not required. Information: 410-887-2503.

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