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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | November 6, 1997
Wearing mostly blank stares on his face and dressed in a plain gray sweat shirt and sweat pants, Joseph R. Metheny, a serial killing suspect, went on trial yesterday in the only case against him in which the alleged victim survived.Metheny is charged with assaulting, kidnapping and attempting to rape and murder 37-year-old Rita Kemper early Dec. 8.The case is a prelude to murder charges that Metheny will face next month.Police say Metheny told them he killed as many as 10 people. The state is seeking the death penalty for the killings of two women whose bodies were found near his home -- a trailer in 3200 block of James St. near Washington Boulevard in Southwest Baltimore.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | March 21, 1997
Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy announced yesterday that she is seeking the death penalty against Joseph Ray Metheny in the killings of two women -- the first time the prosecutor has sought the ultimate punishment since taking office two years ago.Metheny, 42, has claimed that he has killed up to 10 people, including two homeless men he was acquitted of bludgeoning to death last year.Metheny is charged with first-degree murder and robbery in the killings of Kimberly Lynn Spicer, 23, and Cathy Ann Magaziner, ++ 39. Police say he confessed to both killings, but Metheny pleaded not guilty to the charges yesterday.
NEWS
July 12, 2005
On Sunday, July 10, 2005, MARIE FERTITTA SMITH (nee Lascuola), of Copper Ridge, formerly of Randallstown. Beloved wife of the late Samuel Fertitta and second husband, the late Philip Smith; devoted mother of Caterina Grove, Francesca Metheny, Phyllis Teal, Phillip Fertitta and Thomas Fertitta; loving grandmother of Janine Szokoly, Lucinda Groves, Daniel Groves, Thomas Metheny, Tara Fornaro, Jessica Teal, Ashley Fertitta, Samantha Fertitta, Braydon Fertitta,...
NEWS
July 13, 2005
MARIE FERTITTA SMITH, of Cooper Ridge Retirement Community formerly of Randallstown, MD died Sunday July 10, 2005 at Copper Ridge. She was the spouse of the late Samuel Fertitta and also the spouse of her second husband the late Philip Smith. She was born June 10, 1923 in Cefalu, Sicily, the daughter of the late Thomas and Francesca Curro Lascuola. She was a homemaker. Surviving are Daughter: Caterina Grove of Reisterstown, Daughter: Francessca Metheny of Hanover, Daughter: Phyllis Teal of Reisterstown, Son: Phillip Fertitta of Reisterstown, Son: Thomas Fertitta of Reisterstown.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | July 15, 1999
Sliding across soapy floors at Kenwood High School in Essex, chief custodian Max Metheny II makes a mental note: Drink water -- later.Metheny, a 15-year veteran of mop-up duty at Baltimore County schools, doesn't have time for thirst. Not when it is up to him and 10 custodians to sponge down grimy walls and scrape wads of gum from floors and desks before 1,800 students return Aug. 30."Everything has to be scrubbed -- the walls, the floors, the furniture and the blinds," he said, race-walking down corridors cluttered with pails of tile sealant and wax, boxes of trashed asbestos tiles, rows of torn-out lockers, even a portable shower for asbestos emergencies.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | December 18, 1996
In several articles last week, the age of homicide victim Kimberly Spicer was incorrectly reported. She was 23.The Sun regrets the error.Baltimore police have failed so far to corroborate a murder suspect's claim that he was responsible for two nonrelated killings, but they are continuing to search for clear-cut evidence of the slayings, officials said yesterday.Sam Ringgold, a police spokesman, said that detectives have searched two undisclosed locations in the city and have reviewed dozens of missing-persons reports in an effort to connect the suspect, Joe Metheny, 41, to the two killings he claims to have committed.
NEWS
July 14, 2005
On July 12, 2005, CARROLL K., beloved husband of Margaret (nee Gossman) Simmons; loving father of Diana Boggusz and husband Edward, Deborah Eudy, Linda Heaton and husband, Karen D. Beverly and husband Duane; dear brother of Gail Royston, Jimmy Simmons and the late Kenneth and Donald Simmons; also survived by eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at the family owned JOSEPH N. ZANNINO JR. FUNERAL HOME, 263 S. Conkling St at Gough, on Saturday at 9 A.M. Funeral Mass will follow in the St. Brigid Catholic Church at 10 A.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
NEWS
By From staff reports | February 12, 1998
The Board of Estimates approved yesterday a $50,000 request from the Baltimore state's attorney's office to pay for DNA testing, expert witnesses and psychiatrists in the death penalty cases against Joseph R. Metheny, a suspected serial killer.Metheny, who was sentenced last month to a 40-year prison term for kidnap and assault, is charged with killing two women in the Southwest Baltimore neighborhood where he lived and burying their bodies in a nearby wooded area in 1996.Metheny is scheduled to go to trial in the death penalty cases April 22.Man sought in 1981 slaying is arrested north of SeattleA man wanted in connection with a slaying outside a city after-hours club in 1981 has been arrested in a town north of Seattle.
NEWS
By From staff reports | March 10, 2001
In Baltimore City Girl, 14, critically injured after being hit by vehicle A 14-year-old girl was critically injured yesterday afternoon when she was hit by a vehicle while apparently trying to cross a West Baltimore street, city police said. Tiffany Jones of the 2100 block of W. Fayette St. was struck by a green 2001 Jeep Cherokee that was being driven north on North Fulton Avenue, near Harlem Avenue. She was in critical condition last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, suffering a broken leg and head injuries.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2010
"It all traces back to my grandfather," said the brilliant jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny. "He had a player piano in the basement, and I fell in love with it when I was a kid. " That early fascination with mechanical instruments led decades later to the development of "Orchestrion," Metheny's remarkable project that turns him into the ultimate one-man band. The title comes from a concoction designed to imitate the sounds of an orchestra. It first appeared in the late 1700s and, in various refinements, enjoyed a measure of popularity into the early 20th century.
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