City/county Digest


June 25, 2006

Baltimore: Homicide

Teenager charged in death of cousin

Prosecutors filed a murder charge against a 15-year-old boy accused of raping and fatally beating his 4-year-old cousin. Ronald Hinton faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Janiya Woodley, Margaret T. Burns, spokeswoman for the city state's attorney's office, said yesterday. Police said Hinton was baby-sitting Janiya and her brother when Hinton called 911 and said the girl had been injured while bouncing on a bed. He later told detectives that he had sexually assaulted the girl, according to court documents.

Justin Fenton

Baltimore County: Rosedale

Man, 32, charged in fatal attack

A Baltimore man who was attacked outside a Rosedale bar and beaten with a hammer Wednesday died of his injuries Friday, and a suspect has been charged with first-degree murder, police said yesterday. Daniel Scott Rushton, 32, of the 5800 block of Westwood Ave. was arrested late Friday and was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center in the death of Robert Proescher, 53, of the 4700 block of Duncrest Ave., police said. Officers said they found Proescher in a parking lot outside a bar in the 4900 block of Hazelwood Ave. Police said the two men had argued inside the bar.

FOR THE RECORD - Because of incorrect information provided by the Baltimore Police Department, articles on June 24, 25 and 27 misidentified a 4-year-old murder victim. Her name is Ja'Niya E. Williams.
The Sun regrets the errors.

Justin Fenton

Howard County: Columbia

Police arrest man in fatal shooting

Howard County police arrested a Columbia man yesterday in connection with the fatal shooting Friday night of a 20-year-old Savage man. Michael Dean Jackson, 28, was charged with first- and second-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault in the shooting of Anthony James Owen-Smith, police said. The shooting happened at 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 8900 block of Early April Way.

Bradley Olson

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