Crime Briefs

November 03, 2009

Father gets 18 months for infant's shaking death

A Pasadena man was sentenced to serve 18 months in jail for shaking his 1-month-old daughter to death. Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Paul A. Hackner suspended the rest of a six-year sentence for John Wayne Wirick, 33, and added five years of probation, saying Wirick "allowed his anger, his frustration, to get the better of him." Assistant State's Attorney Kathleen Rogers said Wirick gave detectives two accounts of what happened to Lilyanna A. Wirick before he told them: "She wouldn't stop fussing. I was having a bad day." The baby died Jan. 15.

-Andrea F. Siegel

Baltimore couple charged in fatal stabbing

A Baltimore couple have been arrested and charged in the stabbing death of a man in West Baltimore, according to court records. Kevin Brailford, 42, and Koumba Yasin, 39, have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Dennis Cornish, who was found Friday in the 1500 block of Edmondson Ave. According to court records, Brailford and Yasin, who live in the 1500 block of Edmondson Ave., went to the front door of Cornish's apartment and got into a fight, though it was not clear what provoked the argument. Brailford stabbed Cornish in the chest and fled while Yasin tried to clean the crime scene. Both were arrested Friday.

-Justin Fenton

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