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November 11, 2008

Former Raven sentenced in fatal hit-and-run in '07

A former Baltimore Ravens player was sentenced yesterday to six months in jail in a fatal hit-and-run accident last year in Joppa, according to the Harford County state's attorney. Javin E. Hunter, 28, of Orchard Park, Mich., was sentenced to five years in prison, with all but six months suspended, after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the July 17, 2007, accident, said prosecutor Joseph I. Cassilly. Police said Hunter left the scene after the Chrysler 300 he was driving struck a 53-year-old White Marsh man riding a motorized scooter on U.S. 40 near Joppa Road. Ellis G. Spencer Jr. died that day at a Bel Air hospital. Hunter, drafted in 2002 by the Ravens, played wide receiver but was released in 2004.

Police identify woman killed in Fullerton crash

Yesterday, Baltimore County police released the identity of a woman who was killed when the car in which she was riding collided Friday with two other cars at Lillian Holt Drive and Rossville Boulevard in Fullerton. Antoinette J. Scarantino, 78, of the 6700 block of Fordcrest Road in Rosedale was pronounced dead at Franklin Square Hospital Center shortly after the crash, which occurred about 2:35 p.m. Friday, police said.

Experts says teen might have personality disorder

A 16-year-old Glen Burnie boy accused of killing a man with a baseball bat may have an "emerging anti-social personality disorder," a psychologist testified at a hearing yesterday to determine whether the boy should be tried as an adult. Christian J. Schellenschlager Jr., who was a sophomore at Glen Burnie High School, is charged as a juvenile with second-degree murder in the death of Brian Michael Myers, 49. According to court testimony, Schellenschlager was with friends April 29 when Myers, who was intoxicated and brandishing a bottle, called one of the boys a racial slur. Schellenschlager then struck Myers once in the head with the bat, police said. Myers died two weeks later. Sybil Smith-Gray, a psychologist who interviewed Schellenschlager, told Anne Arundel Circuit Judge William C. Mulford II that the boy might be exhibiting signs of a personality disorder but that he also appears to be somewhat amenable to treatment.The hearing will continue Nov. 19.

Julie Scharper

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