Crime Briefs

July 04, 2009

Police investigate homicide on east side

Baltimore police said Friday they know of no suspects or motive in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man this week in East Baltimore. Steven Wilson of the 2200 block of Homewood Ave. was shot about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of E. Eager St., said Donny Moses, a police spokesman. Wilson collapsed in the 100 block of Branch Water Court after the shooting, police said. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:56 a.m. Wednesday.

- James Drew

Odenton man gets 10 years in fatal crash

An Odenton man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for killing a motorcyclist in an accident in July 2008. Tuan Nordrum, 43, pleaded guilty to auto manslaughter after failing to stop his van at a flashing red light and ramming a motorcycle driven by Anthony Wayne Mullis, 34, of Severn, who died from his injuries. Nordrum, who had been charged with driving while impaired in 1998, had a blood-alcohol level of .19 at the time of the accident. The legal limit is .08. Five years of the 10-year sentence were suspended by Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Paul A. Hackner.

- Baltimore Sun staff

Suspended sentence in killing of pit bull

A Crofton woman received a 90-day suspended sentence for her role in killing a pit bull she was helping care for as the dog's owner recovered from surgery. Sarah Nicole Tavanello, 21, pleaded guilty last month in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to conspiracy to commit animal cruelty. On Thursday, Circuit Judge Paul A. Hackner ordered her to pay $300 restitution to the owner and to have no contact with him or co-defendant Philip Joseph Balboni, 25, who is scheduled to go on trial this month. Tavanello and Balboni were accused of shooting the dog in an Odenton park in February after telling the owner they didn't want to care for it any longer.

- Baltimore Sun staff

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