Woman details deaths of husband, boyfriend

Arundel officer killed electrician, then himself

November 04, 2003|By Julie Bykowicz | Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF

After killing his estranged wife's boyfriend on Halloween night, an Anne Arundel County officer continued firing his department-issued handgun indiscriminately, even as his 5- and 6-year-old sons were frozen in place in the family's Millersville home, the wife said yesterday.

Lisa Frendlich, 34, said she swooped up the boys - one under each arm - and carried them outside before returning to the living room to try to persuade her husband not to take his life. Ignoring her pleas, Officer David Keith Frendlich fatally shot himself in the head, his wife said in an interview.

Lisa Frendlich said yesterday she was still searching for a way to tell her sons that their father had killed himself. "Both of them keep asking where Daddy is," she said. "I just tell them he's away."

Meanwhile, the family of her slain boyfriend, Ronald Larry Boliek, said the 35-year-old Odenton man had complained to police about what he said was the officer's erratic behavior.

"We're all perturbed that police never did anything," brother Richard Boliek said yesterday.

O'Brien Atkinson, president of the county's Fraternal Order of Police, said officers under internal investigation routinely contact the union's lawyer and that Frendlich, a 10-year veteran, had not done so.

Lisa Frendlich continued to share a home with her husband, even though she had been dating Boliek, an electrician, for nearly a year. A physical education teacher at Lindale Middle School in Linthicum, she met Ronald Boliek in December while she was a cheerleading coach for his now-8-year-old daughter, Kimberly, who was present when her father was shot.

Lisa Frendlich said she and her children had been passing out candy and watching television Halloween night. About 9:30 p.m., Ronald Boliek stopped by with his daughter to take them for a late dinner at Friendly's. She said her husband emerged from downstairs and without a word began firing.

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