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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | February 18, 1993
A 26-year-old Washington man -- whom authorities have identified as the driver in the carjacking murder of Pam Basu -- blames his teen-age co-defendant for the death in a taped statement released yesterday.Rodney Eugene Soloman initially refused to be interviewed after officers read him his rights, but he later changed his mind and begged to make a statement hours after his arrest for the Sept. 8 murder of the Savage woman, according to authorities."He began begging and demanding to make a statement," Detective Lee Lachman said yesterday during a hearing in Howard Circuit Court.
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March 4, 2009
On March 2, 2009 CHARLOTTE L. HURBAN at Oak Crest Village. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul. Born in Boston, MA in 1915, she spent most of her life as a court reporter, having worked in Washington, DC recording Senate Committee Hearings and later moved to Annapolis, MD and worked for Soloman Reporting Co. in Baltimore, MD. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel at Oak Crest Village on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of...
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | February 20, 1993
Defense attorneys questioned yesterday the tactics that Howard County police investigators used to get statements from two Washington men charged in the carjacking death of Pam Basu.In separate hearings in Howard Circuit Court, attorneys for the defendants -- Rodney Eugene Soloman, 26, and Bernard Eric Miller, 17 -- argued that detectives violated their clients' rights when they obtained statements after the two men were arrested in the Sept. 8 slaying.The attorneys are asking Judge Dennis Sweeney to prevent the prosecution from using the statements at the defendants' trials.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1996
The trial of a man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl behind Howard County Central Library in Columbia will be moved out of the county because pretrial publicity prevents the defendant from receiving a fair trial in the county, a circuit judge ruled yesterday.Over prosecutors' objections, Circuit Judge Diane O. Leasure ruled that an article published in the Howard edition of The Sun Monday was so detailed that finding an impartial jury in the case against Timothy Bryan Chase would be difficult.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | February 26, 1993
The trial of a Washington man facing the death penalty for the carjacking killing of Pam Basu will be moved out of Howard County.Attorneys requested the change of venue for Rodney Eugene Soloman in Howard Circuit Court yesterday, contending that the 27-year-old defendant cannot get a fair and impartial trial in Howard.Public Defender Carol Hanson submitted the request at a hearing in which Judge Dennis Sweeney ruled that prosecutors could use statements Mr. Soloman made to police when he was arrested Sept.
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March 24, 1993
A Washington man charged in the carjacking killing of Pam Basu will stand trial in Baltimore County Circuit Court.The trial for Rodney Eugene Soloman, 27, was moved after his attorneys said in February that Mr. Soloman could not receive a "fair and impartial" trial in Howard County.Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty and requests for changes of venue are automatically granted in death-penalty cases, according to state law.Mr. Soloman's trial date in Baltimore County has not been scheduled.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | October 14, 1992
Lawyers for two Washington men charged in the brutal carjacking death of a Savage woman are fighting prosecutors' request for a joint trial.Howard Circuit Judge Dennis Sweeney is reviewing arguments to determine whether a single trial is appropriate for Rodney Eugene Soloman, 26, and Bernard Eric Miller, 16.The two each are charged with first-degree murder and 18 other counts in the death of Pam Basu. Dr. Basu was dragged to death after the defendants allegedly forced her from her car on Sept.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | April 13, 1993
Pam Basu shouted for her child and struggled to run alongside her stolen BMW as two men pulled away with her young daughter still inside, a prosecutor told jurors yesterday."
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | November 18, 1992
Howard County prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against two men charged with the carjacking death of a Savage woman in September.The prosecutors filed notices that they will seek sentences of life without parole if they win convictions against the defendants, Rodney Eugene Soloman, 26, and Bernard Eric Miller, 16.The notices were submitted during a hearing in Howard Circuit Court yesterday."
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | March 4, 1993
Attorneys for a man charged with the carjacking death of Pam Basu are seeking a court order to prevent county prosecutors and law enforcement officials from talking about the case with the public.Public Defender Carol Hanson said in a request filed Monday that the order is necessary for her client, Rodney Eugene Soloman, 27, of Washington, to get a fair trial.Ms. Hanson cited a story published by the Howard County Times on Feb. 25 about Mr. Soloman allegedly causing discipline problems at the county Detention Center while awaiting trial.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1996
The trial of a man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl behind the Howard County Central Library in Columbia will be moved out of the county because pretrial publicity prevents the defendant from receiving a fair trial here, a circuit judge ruled yesterday.Over prosecutors' objections, Circuit Court Judge Diane O. Leasure ruled that an article published in the Howard edition of The Sun on Monday was so detailed that finding an impartial jury in the case against Timothy Bryan Chase would be difficult.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,SUN STAFF | March 31, 1996
An attorney for a man found guilty of murder in the 1991 carjacking death of Pam Basu in Savage plans to argue in federal appeals court tomorrow that the state of Maryland must pay for transcripts his client needs to appeal his conviction.Laurack D. Bray, a Washington attorney, said he plans to tell the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., that the U.S. Constitution requires Maryland to pay an estimated $9,000 to provide transcripts to Bernard Eric Miller, 20, the convicted killer.
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September 5, 1994
BaseballChicago Cubs -- Announced a four-year extension of their player development contract with Daytona of the Florida State League.CollegesMid-Eastern Athletic Conference -- Named WR Freddie Soloman of South Carolina State Offensive Player of the Week, LB Earl Holmes of Florida A&M Defensive Player of the Week and P Stacy O'Neal of Bethune-Cookman Rookie of the Week.FootballBaltimore (CFL) -- Signed RB Robert Drummond, a three-year NFL veteran with the Philadelphia Eagles, to the practice roster.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | April 22, 1993
After eight days, 38 witnesses and 166 pieces of evidence, prosecutors in the Pam Basu carjacking murder trial finished their case yesterday. The lawyer for the teen-ager on trial finished his case as well -- calling four witnesses, all in less than one hour.Bernard Eric Miller, 17, did not testify in his own defense."Bernard, himself, just didn't feel he wanted to take the stand," said Laurack D. Bray, a Washington attorney for Mr. Miller.The prosecutors capped their case yesterday morning with a video that shows Mr. Miller and co-defendant Rodney Eugene Soloman walking by Dr. Basu's home as she puts her young daughter in her BMW moments before the carjacking.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | April 20, 1993
Pam Basu died of severe head injuries that she received while being dragged alongside her stolen BMW, a medical examiner who performed her autopsy told a Howard County Circuit Court jury yesterday.Dr. Donald Wright, a pathologist with the state medical examiner's office, testified that Dr. Basu's body was covered from head to toe with injuries that included broken bones, cuts and massive abrasions."It was a badly mutilated body," Dr. Wright said. "It was partially decapitated."Dr. Wright testified in the trial of 17-year-old Bernard Eric Miller, one of two Washington men charged in the Sept.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | April 13, 1993
Pam Basu shouted for her child and struggled to run alongside her stolen BMW as two men pulled away with her young daughter still inside, a prosecutor told jurors yesterday."
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By Staff Report | January 29, 1993
Howard County State's Attorney William R. Hymes intends to seek a sentence of death if a Washington man accused in the carjacking murder of a Savage woman is convicted.Mr. Hymes filed court papers Jan. 22 notifying Rodney Eugene Soloman, 26, of the 5900 block of E. Capitol St. in Washington, that the prosecution will seek his death if he is convicted of the Sept. 8 murder of Pam Basu.Dr. Basu, a chemist at W. R. Grace & Co. in Columbia, was killed when she was dragged nearly two miles by two abductors who sped away in her car with her 22-month-old daughter inside.
NEWS
March 24, 1993
A Washington man charged in the carjacking killing of Pam Basu will stand trial in Baltimore County Circuit Court.The trial for Rodney Eugene Soloman, 27, was moved after his attorneys said in February that Mr. Soloman could not receive a "fair and impartial" trial in Howard County.Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty and requests for changes of venue are automatically granted in death-penalty cases, according to state law.Mr. Soloman's trial date in Baltimore County has not been scheduled.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | March 4, 1993
Attorneys for a man charged with the carjacking death of Pam Basu are seeking a court order to prevent county prosecutors and law enforcement officials from talking about the case with the public.Public Defender Carol Hanson said in a request filed Monday that the order is necessary for her client, Rodney Eugene Soloman, 27, of Washington, to get a fair trial.Ms. Hanson cited a story published by the Howard County Times on Feb. 25 about Mr. Soloman allegedly causing discipline problems at the county Detention Center while awaiting trial.
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