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October 28, 2005

Baltimore: Drug trial

DVD participant acquitted at trial

A West Baltimore man who acted as a cameraman for the Stop Snitching DVD was acquitted by a jury yesterday of multiple counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin, according to the city state's attorney. Akiba Matthews, 32, of the 1100 block of N. Monroe St., was arrested March 2. Police said that his role in the video led to his arrest. Police said they found $3,500 worth of drugs, including 105 gelatin tablets of heroin and 4 grams of cocaine, in his bedroom.

Man pleads guilty in death of girl, 2

A 20-year-old Baltimore man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder yesterday in the death last year of his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter, according to city prosecutors. Donald Washington, of the 1900 block of W. Franklin St., had been charged in September 2004 with killing Andrea Carroll-Butler, who police said had been punched several times. Washington is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 18.

Pa. man guilty of meth charges

A Pennsylvania man swept up in a July drug bust in which seven people in two states were charged with making mass quantities of methamphetamine pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday. Terry Lee McMillion could receive up to 40 years in prison for conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine. On Wednesday, a co-defendant, Donald Lee Burchette Sr., pleaded guilty to the same charge. Both will be sentenced in January. According to law enforcement documents and court testimony, McMillion was distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in Harford County.

Teen pleads guilty to killing mother

A Baltimore teenager who reported his mother missing in April and was later charged with killing her pleaded guilty in city Circuit Court yesterday to second-degree murder and using a deadly weapon, city prosecutors said. Ross H. Telp, 19, of the 4300 block of Park Heights Ave., faces a prison term of 33 years when he is sentenced in January, the state's attorney's office said in a statement. Telp admitted to killing his mother, Margo Antoinette Baker, 52. The two argued, and Telp, then 18, stabbed her several times, wrapped the body in a plastic sheet and dumped the remains in Leakin Park.

Norwegian sailing ship is due today

A 91-year-old, three-masted sailing ship from Norway is scheduled to arrive at the Inner Harbor today after an 11-week trans-Atlantic voyage and a stopover in Norfolk, Va. The ship, HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl, is sailed by Royal Norwegian Naval Academy first-year officer cadets. The ship is to arrive at 10 a.m. and will dock at the Inner Harbor's west wall. A welcome ceremony will be held at noon, and the public can tour the ship from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow and from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday.

Baltimore County: Bloomfield

Board delays vote on trucking firm

After failing to decide yesterday whether a trucking company can expand closer to the Bloomfield neighborhood in Arbutus, the Baltimore County Board of Appeals will resume deliberations later with a new board member. Two board members couldn't agree on key issues, such as concerns about noise and pollution that might be caused by New England Motor Freight Co.'s expansion. A third member hearing the case couldn't break the tie because his term is to expire before a final opinion could be written.

Anne Arundel: BWI

Woman sentenced in mail theft scheme

The wife of an airport baggage handler received a five-year prison sentence in Baltimore federal court yesterday for helping her husband steal personal financial information in the mail. Olushola Oladapo, 46, of Lanham was convicted at trial in May of receiving mail stolen from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport by her husband. The woman then remailed the stolen mail, which contained credit cards and convenience checks, to associates in the New York area, where they were used to open bogus lines of credit, prosecutors said.

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