A pregnant woman accused of driving the getaway car after a double homicide in Odenton has been placed under house arrest to await trial in January on charges of being an accessory after the fact.
Relatives of the two victims wailed and shouted as they strode from an Anne Arundel County courtroom Tuesday after Circuit Judge William Mulford II said Kecia Veronica Liverpool, 31, could be released from the county jail to live with her grandmother while she awaits the birth of her child in July and could continue to stay there with the newborn.
One woman who fled from the courtroom could be heard wailing in the corridor. A second woman called out, "Everyone hopes she is satisfied now," as she hurried out.
About 1:30 a.m. Nov. 16, three men ambushed another four men sitting in a car outside the Traffic Bar and Lounge in the 1600 block of Annapolis Road near Fort Meade, county police said.
Killed in the gunfire were DeMarcus Terrell Beans, 20, and Terrance James Covington, 25, both of Annapolis, in what police said was a feud between Covington and Russell Kelsoe Harden, who was Liverpool's boyfriend. Two others were wounded.
In custody and awaiting trial on charges of first-degree murder: Harden, 26, of the 900 block of First St. in Baltimore; Damon Daryl Dodd, 31, of the 100 block of W. Jeffrey St. in Brooklyn; and James Samuel Watkins, 21, of the 5200 block of Brookwood Road in Brooklyn Park.
Mulford said he was concerned that Liverpool, a Baltimore resident, is on probation in a theft case and has failed to appear in court for traffic cases. But he said he was also concerned for her health and the health of her baby. It was not immediately clear whether Liverpool's grandmother has a working telephone at her Baltimore home, a requirement for house arrest. Mulford barred Liverpool from having contact with anyone linked to the case.
Police said that hours after the two men were killed, a man was shot and wounded in retaliation in Annapolis.