Remarks may link man to prison death

April 24, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

One of three convicted murderers accused of killing a fellow prisoner two years ago allegedly implicated himself in the slaying, but a judge will decide whether his remarks to a guard are admissible at his capital murder trial.

Michael Darryl Henry, 40, is charged in the stabbing death Jan. 7, 2002, of Lorenzo Hazel, 35, who was serving a life term at the Maryland House of Correction Annex in Jessup.

At a hearing yesterday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, a guard testified that Henry told him that whoever was responsible for stabbing Henry earlier that day would die. Henry's attorney said Hazel had been after his client for more than 18 years.

Defense attorneys contend that guards should have given Henry a Miranda warning before questioning him, which prosecutors dispute. Another guard said yesterday that he overheard Henry call out to William Dereck Stewart, "We got him."

Stewart, 31, and Wade Clark, 54, are also charged with murder, and prosecutors are seeking a death sentence for Clark.

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