City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

January 10, 2007

Baltimore: East side

Man acquitted in fatal stabbing

A Baltimore jury on Monday acquitted a man of murder in a fatal stabbing March 14 in the 1100 block of Webb Court in East Baltimore. William Fuller, 44, of the 4000 block of Oswego Court was accused of killing Kiam Moody, 37. Fuller was arrested after detectives learned that he, too, had been stabbed March 14 near where the body was found. Witnesses to the killing had identified Fuller as Moody's killer, according to police reports.

Julie Bykowicz

Highlandtown

Fatal fire blamed on food left on stove

A fire that claimed the life of a Highlandtown woman in November was caused by food left cooking on a kitchen stove, the city Fire Department reported. Chief Kevin Cartwright, the department spokesman, said firefighters found Mary Kasprazak, 59, unconscious when they entered her rowhouse in the 500 block of S. Streeper St. about 9:30 p.m. Nov. 19. A neighbor said Kasprazak had lived alone since her parents died a few years ago.

Richard Irwin

Crime

Woman convicted in fatal shooting

A 44-year-old Catonsville woman has been convicted of second-degree murder and using a handgun in the fatal shooting of a man last year on Mosher Street in Upton. Iletha Ogreta Murdaugh is scheduled to be sentenced next month in Baltimore Circuit Court. A city jury convicted her Monday of killing Gregory L. Rollins, 41, on March 7. Murdaugh told police that Rollins had shot himself. Police found no gunshot residue on his hands, according to testimony, but they did find some on hers.

Julie Bykowicz

Education

Sorority group offers scholarship

The Greater Baltimore Alumnae Panhellenic Association will award a scholarship to a sophomore, junior or senior who is a member of a sorority and attending a Maryland university or college. The $1,000 scholarship will be given based on need, sorority participation and grade-point average. Applications must be postmarked by Monday, and the winner will be announced in March. Information: contact sorority chapter presidents, Panhellenic representatives or the chairwoman of the scholarship program, Becky Terjung, at bterju@yahoo.com

ArtAid

Local art solicited for school auction

The National Honor Society at Roland Park Country School is soliciting work from local artists to auction at a fundraiser for visual arts programs at two public high schools in the city. The silent auction, called ArtAid, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Lyric Opera House. It will feature the work of local artists and students from public and private schools in the city, including Polytechnic Institute, Western High, Roland Park Country, Bryn Mawr, Gilman, Friends and Boys' Latin. Organizers are striving to raise $5,000 for the art programs at Poly and Western, which are public magnet schools. Artwork for auction will be collected through Jan. 19. Anyone willing to donate a piece of art should contact Roland Park Country at 410-323-5500, Ext. 2230, or fairallb@rpcs.org. Admission to the auction is free, but a $5 donation is suggested.

Sara Neufeld

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