Man found fatally shot in car in Rosedale

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

May 12, 2007

Baltimore County police found a man fatally shot in a car in the Rosedale area yesterday, about six hours after the body of a woman who had been reported missing from Howard County was found in a truck near the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Baltimore County police said they received a report about 12:30 a.m. yesterday of gunshots in the 2000 block of Flintshire Road and discovered a parked car with its lights on behind a house there, said Bill Toohey, a county police spokesman.

Police found Richard Theodore Nock Jr., of the 400 block of N. Clinton St. in Baltimore, shot several times in the upper body, Toohey said. Investigators had not determined a motive for the shooting and no arrests had been made, Toohey said.

Police also identified the body of a woman found dead inside the truck near Woodlawn Cemetery as Sabrina Mae Bange, 37, of York, Pa., Toohey said.

Bange and a friend went to a bar together in Howard County on Wednesday night, and the two became separated, Toohey said. He would not say how the two were separated.

The friend became worried when she couldn't find Bange and called police, he said. Bange's body was found Thursday evening in the 6700 block of Wilmont Drive, Toohey said.

Bange's death was being investigated as suspicious. Investigators were awaiting a ruling from the state medical examiner's office on the cause and manner of the woman's death, Toohey said.

Nick Shields

Arbutus

Death sentence sought in stabbings

Baltimore County prosecutors have filed notice of their intent to seek a death sentence against a suspected MS-13 gang member charged in the January 2006 stabbings of two men whose bodies were found near an Arbutus school.

Jose Hernandez-Aguilar, 25, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Herrim Geovanny Alverez Salmaron, 26, and Hever Joel Gonzalez Garcia, 27.

The victims were at a South Baltimore nightclub in the early-morning hours of Jan. 8, 2006, according to charging documents. After leaving the bar, surveillance cameras showed a group of men surrounding the two victims as they walked down the street, according to the court documents.

Later that morning, the two were found fatally stabbed to death in a sports field behind Arbutus Middle School.

Hernandez-Aguilar is identified in the charging documents as having served as a "lookout" during the stabbings - a role that would leave him eligible for a first-degree murder charge but not the death penalty.

But Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger said yesterday that the "more complete evidence" now available in the case persuaded prosecutors to seek the death penalty.

"Given the facts of that case, clearly, we believe it is the appropriate punishment," he said.

The death notice was filed Wednesday.

Jennifer McMenamin

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