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September 25, 2006

Baltimore

Woman wakes to knife assault

A Cherry Hill woman awoke in her home Saturday to find a man cutting her throat with a knife, Baltimore police said. The woman managed to call 911 and the man fled, said police, who arrested James A. Hunter, 39, Saturday and charged him in the attack. Police said the suspect and the victim knew each other. Sylvia Wright, 44, was sleeping in her bedroom in the 2300 block of Seamon Ave. when she was attacked about 7:30 a.m., police said. "She was asleep and awoke to find him cutting her across her throat," said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. Wright was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was treated and released.

Gus G. Sentementes and Julie Scharper

Hit-and-run leaves woman dead, 1 hurt

Two women were struck in a hit-and-run incident in Southwest Baltimore early yesterday, and one of the women died of her injuries. Police said the victims, ages 18 and 22, were struck shortly after midnight while walking at Hilton Parkway and Monastery Street by what investigators believe was a green Chevrolet minivan. Investigators were looking for the vehicle, which might have a damaged front end and a possible cracked windshield, Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman, said. The names of the victims were not released yesterday. Both women were taken to St. Agnes Hospital in Southwest Baltimore, where the 18-year-old was treated for minor injuries, Harris said. The 22-year-old died at the hospital yesterday, he said.

Gus G. Sentementes

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