Jockey's girlfriend pleads guilty in killing of Glen Burnie woman

Swain was an accessory in murder of 52-year-old woman

April 01, 2011|Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun

The girlfriend of a jockey charged in the killing of a woman with whom the couple argued at a Glen Burnie bar has pleaded guilty in the slaying, and to being an accessory after the fact.

Danielle Swain, 23, also pleaded guilty Friday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to retaliation against a witness. Prosecutors said she assaulted a woman in the county's detention center and accused of her being a "snitch."

Debra Lynn Gill, 52, was killed May 29. Prosecutors said that Swain and Gill had exchanged words earlier that night at Linda's Bar in Glen Burnie. Afterwards, Swain and her boyfriend, Francis Eugene Adams, a 22-year-old jockey from Severna Park, followed Gill and her boyfriend, Clayton Baublitz, to Gill's Marley Run apartment.

According to prosecutors, Swain approached the driver's window of Gill's car and started yelling at Gill and Baublitz. Adams was accused of pulling Baublitz out of the car, stabbing him, then stabbing Gill in the neck, killing her.

In February, Adams was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Swain faces up to 38 years in prison when she is sentenced May 20.

don.markus@baltsun.com

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