Husband convicted of negligent homicide

April 04, 2003

A Curtis Bay man accused of killing his wife by running her over in a church parking lot was convicted yesterday of negligent homicide while intoxicated.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Michael E. Loney found Charles L. Page, 42, not guilty of murder in the death of his wife, Valerie, on June 10. He also found Page guilty of drunken driving and related charges.

Prosecutors said they were "overwhelmingly disappointed" with the verdict. They maintained that although Page and his wife were drunk, the couple had argued earlier and that Page knew what he was doing.

Assistant public defender William Davis said his client loved his wife and "never intended for this tragic accident to happen."

No sentencing date has been set. The maximum sentence for negligent homicide while intoxicated is five years in prison.

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