Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

November 29, 2006

Death penalty sought in killing of woman

Baltimore County prosecutors filed notice yesterday of their intention to seek the death penalty against a man charged with killing and robbing a 49-year-old woman in May.

Teandre L. Draper, 23, of Baltimore is charged with first-degree murder and robbery in the death of Eula Osbourne. Her body was found May 14 in the basement of a home she was renovating in the Gwynn Oak area.

The woman's boyfriend reported her missing after he had not heard from her in several days.

During the investigation, Draper became a potential suspect, and police learned that he had open arrest warrants on unrelated charges. He was arrested on those charges May 15 and questioned about the homicide, according to court records. During that police interview, Draper admitted that he hit and strangled Osbourne - a woman he called "Ms. Anna," according to charging documents.

The medical examiner found the cause of Osbourne's death to be asphyxiation and blunt force trauma to the head.

There are currently eight murder cases in which county prosecutors are seeking a death sentence.

Jennifer McMenamin

Woodlawn

Woman charged in fatal stabbing

A 33-year-old Woodlawn woman has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of her live-in boyfriend, police said yesterday.

Ida Susan Robinson was arrested after she told investigators that she stabbed her boyfriend during an argument about disciplining children in the household, according to Baltimore County police.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday, Robinson called police and told a dispatcher she had just stabbed her boyfriend, and gave her address in the first block of Wickman Court, according to police spokesman.

Police found the boyfriend, identified as Scottie Lee Thorne, 36, in the two-story townhouse, bleeding from a stab wound to the chest.

Two children - the victim's 8-year-old son from a previous relationship and the couple's 1-year-old son - were in the townhouse at the time of the stabbing, but were found unharmed, police said. The children were in the custody of other family members.

Robinson, who is charged with first-degree murder, was denied bail and was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Pikesville

Library to close for two days

The Pikesville branch of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed tomorrow and Friday to allow for the delivery of steel for construction. The book drop and access to the building will also be inaccessible.

The library, at 1301 Reisterstown Road, will reopen Saturday with its regular schedule.

Baltimore County

Leaf pickup reminder

County officials have issued a reminder that leaves should not be raked or blown into streets or gutters.

Leaves should be composted, mulched or set out for collection. The leaves should not be placed in trashcans but can be left in bags where trash is normally collected.

Information: 410-887-2000 or www. baltimorecountymd.gov/recycling.

Chamber of Commerce

Merit scholarships offered

The Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, Towson University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County are offering two merit scholarships. The four-year scholarships cover undergraduate tuition, on-campus room and board, and other costs.

To apply, students must be a senior at a Baltimore County public school, be interested in attending either Towson or UMBC, maintain a 3.5 grade point average and have earned an SAT score of at least 1360 or an ACT score of at least 30.

Freshmen admission applications should be received by Friday. Students applying for the scholarships should note on the upper right-hand corner of their university admission application that they are applying for the "BCCC Scholarship."

For information, students may call Towson at 410-704-4236 or UMBC at 410-455-3813.

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