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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | May 3, 2001
A 78-year-old man who had just been told that his lease would not be renewed was arrested yesterday after he opened fire at a Cockeysville apartment building for the elderly, killing one woman and injuring a second, police said. June V. Maxwell, 78, was pronounced dead at Warren Place Apartments from a gunshot wound. Carolyn D. Lyons, 71, was in fair condition last night at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She suffered a head injury, apparently from being struck by a pistol, according to her sister and police.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 19, 2001
A Churchton woman wanted as a suspect in the February robbery of an elderly, disabled Shady Side woman has turned herself in, county police reported yesterday. Veronica Lorraine Pratt, 44, of the 5000 block of Churchton Road, was charged with robbery and theft and was being held yesterday evening at the county detention center on Jennifer Road on $35,000 bond. The victim told police that she had just returned to her home in the 6200 block of Shady Side Road after withdrawing $500 from a Bank of America ATM when the robbery occurred Feb. 27. She was sitting in her van in her driveway about 5 p.m. when a woman in a brown station wagon drove in behind her, walked up, forced opened the passenger door and snatched the elderly woman's purse containing the money, according to a police report.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | April 5, 2001
An 88-year-old Parkville woman has been held at the Baltimore County Detention Center for 42 days while awaiting a hearing on a request by a county agency that it be appointed her guardian. Leocadia Thomas has been in jail since she was arrested on a warrant Feb. 22 for failing to appear at a hearing on charges related to a dispute at her home in the 8800 block of Victory Ave. Thomas suffers from dementia - a possible symptom of Alzheimer's disease. A judge and her lawyer say she is better off in jail until a hearing can be held on the guardianship petition.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | February 13, 2001
Relatives of an elderly woman who died at Franklin Square Hospital Center from injuries after her arms -- which had been locked across her chest -- were pried apart, filed a $10 million lawsuit yesterday against the hospital and the nurse they believe is responsible for her death. The lawsuit, filed yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court by attorney Marvin Ellin, alleges negligence and is based partly on a report by the Maryland Office of Health Care Quality. The agency launched an inquiry into practices at Franklin Square after Ruth F. Bowen died there Nov. 6. That report uncovered "moderate deficiencies" at the hospital during and shortly after Bowen's death, said Carol Benner, the agency's director.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | June 22, 2000
CHESTERTOWN - In a case that has drawn national attention, a 24-year-old white man was convicted of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder yesterday in the Dec. 4 shotgun slaying of an elderly black woman as she and two companions returned to their rural Kent County neighborhood from a Christmas shopping trip. David W. Starkey Jr. - who with his 20-year-old brother initially was charged with committing a hate crime in the death of Germaine Porcea Clarkston, 73 - faces a sentence of life without parole.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1999
Police have charged a Baltimore man with murder in the fatal beating of a 70-year-old woman last year in North Baltimore.Michael P. Stewart, 47, who lived in the 1100 block of Forrest St. was charged last week with first-degree murder after the state medical examiner's office determined Eunice Heath died May 3 from injuries she suffered during a robbery Nov. 1 of her Charles Village townhouse.Stewart, held since November at the Baltimore City Detention Center on robbery charges, remains a suspect in the homicides of two other elderly people last year during robberies of their homes in the area, police said.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | May 6, 1998
Two elderly women in the Wilkens area were bilked of more than $25,000 last month, and Baltimore County police are seeking a woman and two men in the thefts, officers said yesterday.Police said an arrest warrant had been issued for Angela S. Richardson, 27, of the 4700 block of Wrenwood Ave.Richardson was arrested March 10 and charged with grand theft in two cases and attempted theft in a third after three elderly people were tricked out of several thousand dollars this year. Police said she was released on bail in mid-April, police said.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | April 19, 1998
County police are investigating whether out-of-state scam artists are targeting local senior citizens after a 92-year-old Glen Burnie woman got a call from Missouri Wednesday telling her she won $85,000 and asking her for a credit card number.The woman, whose name police did not release, was hard of hearing and could not understand the person claiming to be from Publishers Clearinghouse when he called Wednesday afternoon, said Detective Terry Robey of the Northern District. Robey said the woman, of the 7000 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.
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By Peter Jensen and Dan Thanh Dang and Peter Jensen and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF Sun staff writers JoAnna Daemmrich, Michael Dresser and Neal Thompson contributed to this article | November 6, 1997
CHAPTICO -- One person has died from food poisoning and at least 143 others became sick after eating a stuffed ham, turkey and fried oyster dinner at a small Catholic church in this tiny Southern Maryland community.Health officials said yesterday that the culprit is salmonella, a bacterium that is a common source of food poisoning.The incident represents the largest salmonella outbreak in Maryland in at least five years.Investigators have not determined what specific food triggered the illness that spread among the 1,400 people who purchased a dinner Sunday afternoon at the annual Fall Festival at Our Lady of the Wayside Church in Chaptico, little more than a crossroads about 40 miles southeast of Washington.
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April 9, 1997
A Frederick woman who swindled money from an elderly woman under her care pleaded guilty yesterday in Carroll County Circuit Court to one count of theft.Nancy Walter, 21, will be sentenced May 29 by Judge Francis M. Arnold.Prosecutors said Walter wrote inflated checks to herself from the woman's bank account. She falsely recorded the amounts of checks written on April 10 and April 24 last year. Walter wrote $98 in the ledger of the woman's checkbook, but cashed a check dated April 10 for $198 and one dated April 24 for $298, prosecutors said.
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