Regional Digest

REGIONAL DIGEST

September 07, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Kansas man pleads guilty in deaths of homeless men

A Kansas man who pleaded guilty this week to murdering two homeless Baltimore men is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 20, State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy announced yesterday.

Michael Farmer, 19, of Wamego, Kan., pleaded guilty to killing Gerald Joseph Holle, 55, whose partially decomposed body was discovered under a bridge in the 1800 block of S. Monroe St. in April last year, and George Williams, 46, whose badly beaten body was found in the 1500 block of Eutaw St. in March last year.

Holle and Williams were two of seven homeless men who were attacked in the city's south side from February to June of last year. A third man died.

Two other men were also charged in Holle's death. Their trial has been postponed until Dec. 9.

In Baltimore County

Police seek information in Parkville rape attempt

PARKVILLE - Baltimore County police asked for the public's help yesterday in finding a man wanted for the attempted rape of a 13-year-old girl in Double Rock Park this week.

Police said the teen-ager said she was walking through the park near Poe Lane about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday when she was approached by a man. She was able to escape with only bruises, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888.

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