City man accused in woman's death


August 19, 2006|By MATTHEW DOLAN

A federal indictment unsealed yesterday accuses a 19-year-old Baltimore man of arranging the killing of a woman because he believed she intended to testify about his drug dealing.

Lamar Prilliman, also known as "Block," has been charged in U.S. District Court with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and the intentional killing of a person during a drug trafficking crime. The investigation was a joint operation of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Baltimore Police Department.

The five-count indictment charges Prilliman with buying and selling heroin and cocaine since 1998. On Sept. 16, 2000, prosecutors say, Prilliman handed out cocaine base to Sharon Bagley to resell. But in November, Prilliman arranged for her killing because he believed that Bagley would testify against him about the drug deal, according to the indictment.

Bagley, 36, of the 1700 block of Madison Ave. was found dead of stab wounds in an alley behind the 1300 block of N. Calhoun St. in Harlem Park.

Prilliman could face the death penalty if convicted of the murder charge.

Matthew Dolan

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