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By Sarah Pekkanen and Sarah Pekkanen,SUN STAFF | May 1, 1998
Joseph R. Metheny dragged his hands across his face, listening as his voice was played yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court in a tape-recorded confession he gave to police more than a year ago."I killed her. I'm a very sick person," Metheny is heard saying on the tape in response to questions by Baltimore homicide Detective Homer M. Pennington Jr.Metheny, 43, on trial for murder in the stabbing death of Kimberly Spicer, 23, confessed to police hours after her body was found near his Southwest Baltimore trailer on Dec. 15, 1996.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1997
Describing him as a man "you could see the evil in," the victim of an alleged attack by Joseph R. Metheny, a suspected serial killer, said in court testimony yesterday that she feared she was going to die on a night their friendship went sour and he demanded sex."Whatever Tiny wanted to do that night, he was going to do," said a tearful and shaking Rita Kemper, calling Metheny by his nickname."He told me I could scream as loud as I wanted to," Kemper said. "I knew that he wasn't going to let me out of there alive.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1997
Joseph R. Metheny was found not guilty yesterday of attempting to murder a Southwest Baltimore woman, a key decision in favor of a man accused of killing two women and suspected of as many as eight other slayings.The jury did find Metheny guilty of assault, kidnapping and a sex offense for an incident early Dec. 8 at his home in the 3200 block of James St. near Washington Boulevard in Southwest Baltimore. The victim said during the trial that she was there to share drugs, but Metheny kept her against her will, demanded sex and threatened to sodomize her.Metheny could be sentenced to a maximum penalty of 50 years in prison for the assault, kidnapping and sex offense charges.
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By Alec Klein and Alec Klein,SUN STAFF | May 2, 1998
It was growing dark that Tuesday evening in the winter of 1996 when conversation over a few shots of Southern Comfort and lines of cocaine turned to talk of a dead body."
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By Scott Higham and Scott Higham,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1998
A day after escaping the death penalty for the fatal stabbing of Kimberly Spicer, Joseph "Tiny" Metheny was sentenced yesterday to spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.Metheny, 43, a confessed serial killer who claims he has killed as many as 10 people, sat stone-faced as Baltimore Circuit Judge Clifton J. Gordy pronounced the sentence. He told Metheny the sentence will be consecutive to a 50-year term he is serving for kidnapping and sexually abusing another woman.
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By Michael R. Driscoll and Michael R. Driscoll,Staff writer | October 5, 1990
Guitarist Pat Metheny, 36, travels so much he should probably have more than the two homes in Boston, Mass., and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to call his own."I divide my time between here and Boston," he said in a telephone call from Rio, "but I'm on the road most of the time."One of the top names of contemporary jazz, the award-winning performer and composer for film, television, and theater will be at Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts for two shows Sunday.This concert will be Metheny's first visit to Annapolis, part of a short tour to help publicize his latest album, "Question and Answer," recorded on the Geffen label.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | December 21, 1996
In several articles last week, the age of homicide victim Kimberly Spicer was incorrectly reported. She was 23.The Sun regrets the error.Joe Ray Metheny wants to stop killing people.That's why, his lawyer said yesterday, the 41-year-old suspect in multiple killings has sat down with a homicide detective and confessed to strangling, stabbing and mutilating three women and drowning a man."He's depressed, confused and under a lot of medication," said attorney Margaret A. Mead, who met with her client for 90 minutes Thursday in the psychiatric ward of the Baltimore City Detention Center.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | July 25, 2000
The Maryland Court of Appeals overturned yesterday the death sentence of Joseph R. Metheny, a Baltimore man who admitted killing a prostitute and begged the jury at sentencing to let him die. The court found insufficient evidence that Metheny had robbed the woman, an aggravating circumstance that allowed prosecutors to seek the death penalty. Metheny confessed to killing Cathy Ann Magaziner in 1994 near the Southwest Baltimore pallet company where he worked. When he was sentenced by a Baltimore County jury four years later, Metheny's lawyers said that although the defendant buried Magaziner's clothing and a purse in a different place than her body, his removal of the items was not part of the crime.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1996
In several articles last week, the age of homicide victim Kimberly Spicer was incorrectly reported. She was 23.The Sun regrets the error.A man arrested Sunday in the slaying of a woman was charged yesterday with two more murders and has confessed to a fourth, according to police -- capping a frantic investigation into a series of mysterious disappearances over the past three years.Police -- startled that they now have linked the killings and discovered another they didn't know about -- hope the arrest solves the unusually gruesome crimes.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | January 13, 1997
Staring into a video camera in the fall of 1995, 23-year-old Kimberly Spicer didn't know it but she didn't have much longer to live."What are you doing, Kim?" asked her sister, who was shooting a home video of the family's visit to their stepfather before his open-heart surgery at Harbor Hospital Center."I'm looking out the harbor window, wishing I was on the boat," said the pretty auburn-haired woman, then unemployed, struggling with a crack cocaine problem and drifting through life in lower-middle-class South Baltimore.
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