May 25, 2007
A Howard County jury convicted a Savage man yesterday of second-degree murder in the November stabbing of an acquaintance at the Copper Stallion Motel on U.S. 1 in Elkridge. Deliberating for 7 1/2 hours after a three-day trial, the jury determined that Adrian Maldonado, 23, known as "Dre," did not act in self-defense when he stabbed Marvin Walter Harding in his heart, thigh and hands as they quarreled over Harding's girlfriend, with whom both men were apparently involved. During opening arguments, prosecutor Stacy Mayer characterized the case as being "about the inequities of bringing a knife to an argument."
November 10, 2006
A 22-year-old man from Savage has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a 39-year-old acquaintance outside a motel on U.S. 1 in Jessup on Wednesday. Adrian Maldonado was being held in the Howard County Detention Center yesterday awaiting a bail hearing, which is scheduled for Monday. He is accused of killing Marvin Walter Harding of Lincoln Drive in Jessup, who was found lying on a sidewalk with multiple stab wounds about 6 p.m. Harding was pronounced dead at Howard County General Hospital.
June 5, 2005
When first-time home sellers Linette Maldonado and her husband, Jorge, decided to put their Ellicott City townhouse on the market, they weren't sure how to get it ready for sale. "We had lived in the house for 12 years and I didn't know where to begin," said Linette Maldonado, a customer service representative with American Airlines. For help, they contacted Bonnie McIlvaine, an agent with Coldwell Banker in Ellicott City and one of a growing number of Accredited Staging Professionals.
April 30, 2005
Aspiring rappers Mike Siehien and Erik Maldonado have never met. Siehien, 27, lives in Santa Monica, Calif., in a one-bedroom apartment; Maldonado, 25, is a freelance Web designer in the Bronx borough of New York. Yet on a recent weeknight, Siehien spit out a furious rhyme that mocked Maldonado's rap skills, questioned his manhood and let him know where he stands in the vast hip-hop pecking order: "You can't hold a candle to this vandal who manhandles you," Siehien raged. After a long day processing mortgage loans, Siehien uploaded the song to a free Web server, then posted a link to the song on Maldonado's Web site, www.hiphoppoetry.
September 24, 2004
COLLEGE PARK - Last season was a tough year for Maryland running back Sammy Maldonado. He was suspended in midseason by Terps coach Ralph Friedgen for breaking a team rule, and when he returned to the team, he blew out his knee just when he started to get significant playing time. Three games into the 2004 season, things couldn't be more different. Maldonado's knee is strong and healthy, he's back in Friedgen's good graces, and so far, he's been Maryland's most effective offensive weapon.
August 12, 2004
COLLEGE PARK -- Sam Maldonado will be the first to admit that patience has never been one of his strongest character traits. Some running backs, like Maryland's Josh Allen, thrive by picking their spots, by taking the handoff, waiting for a hole to develop, then surging through the line with a burst of speed. Maldonado chooses to do just the opposite. When it was his turn to spell Allen and starter Bruce Perry last season, he'd take the handoff as if he were fired out of a cannon, smashing into anyone who dared step in front of him. His bruising style earned him the nickname "Sammy the Bull," as well as big chunks of playing time last year (when he averaged 6.0 yards a carry)