Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

March 27, 2007

City woman's death is ruled a homicide

The death of a woman whose body was found Sunday afternoon in an East Baltimore townhouse has been ruled a homicide, after an autopsy yesterday by the state medical examiner's office, police said.

The woman's name was being withheld pending notification of relatives. No arrest had been made.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday, police received an anonymous call from a pay phone that a woman in a townhouse in the 1200 block of Treeleaf Court near Old Town Mall appeared not to be breathing, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a Police Department spokeswoman.

Monroe said police entered the house minutes later and found the woman on a floor with blood around the body.

Monroe said an autopsy Monday ruled the death a homicide and that the woman died from head injuries caused by an unknown weapon.

Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and an indictment.

Richard Irwin

Guilty plea in fatal shooting

A Baltimore man pleaded guilty yesterday to second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and other charges related to a 2004 double shooting in East Baltimore.

Daryl Chase, 25, of the 1900 block of Perlman Place admitted shooting Michael Deal after getting into an argument with him June 20, 2004. Chase also admitted fatally shooting David Anderson, Deal's brother.

Under terms of the plea agreement, announced in open court, Baltimore Circuit Judge David Ross sentenced Chase to 30 years in prison.

Julie Bykowicz

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