Man who killed MTA officer Duke Aaron in crash returned to prison

Probation violation adds two years

September 04, 2012|By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun

A Queenstown man who spent three years in prison for killing a Maryland Transportation Authority officer when his pickup truck rammed into the officer's cruiser was ordered Tuesday to return to prison for another two years.

When charged last fall with drug violations, Albert Gene Antonelli, 40, was in the midst of his five years of probation after the end of his prison stay for causing the 2004 crash that killed Duke G. Aaron III of Pasadena near the Bay Bridge. Antonelli had been sentenced in 2005 to serve three years of a five-year prison term for manslaughter in Aaron's death, followed by probation.

But Tuesday, he was convicted of violating probation by Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Alison Asti, according to Kristin Fleckenstein, spokeswoman for county prosecutors. Police said they found what they suspect was heroin on him after he left an Annapolis pizzeria last fall. A trial on the drug charges is scheduled for later this month.

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