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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
A man has been charged with stabbing his adult stepson in Catonsville Tuesday, Baltimore County police said. John Leonard Smith, 62, had been arguing with the victim inside their home in the 2000 block of North Norhurst Way, police said, when the argument escalated into a fight. Smith followed the victim - who was not named - outside and stabbed him once in the upper body, police said. Officers were dispatched at 6:28 p.m., and the man was taken to a hospital for treatment. He was expected to survive, police said.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
A man has been charged with stabbing his adult stepson in Catonsville Tuesday, Baltimore County police said. John Leonard Smith, 62, had been arguing with the victim inside their home in the 2000 block of North Norhurst Way, police said, when the argument escalated into a fight. Smith followed the victim - who was not named - outside and stabbed him once in the upper body, police said. Officers were dispatched at 6:28 p.m., and the man was taken to a hospital for treatment. He was expected to survive, police said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
A 43-year-old man who police say was stabbed more than 20 times last month by his stepson during an argument over money died late last week from his injuries, according to police and court records. Police say George Stevenson was able to call for help, and responding officers found him bleeding profusely in the living room of his apartment in the 1400 block of Limit Ave., suffering from stab wounds to his arm, chest and back. Stevenson said he had been stabbed with an unknown object by his stepson, 16-year-old Galen Stevenson, who then fled on foot, police said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
D. Kent Parker, a retired supervisor of records and information technology for Baltimore County government, died Saturday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of complications from a fall. He was 77. The stepson of Halbert Fitz, a salesman, and Margaret Polly Fitz, a homemaker, Donald Kent Parker was born and raised in Westminster. He graduated in 1954 from Westminster High School. Mr. Parker, who never used his first name and preferred his middle name, attended business school in Baltimore.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 22, 1997
Howard County police charged a Columbia man last night with first-degree murder after they found his 23-year-old stepson, a Marine, fatally wounded at the older man's home.Police responded about 2: 15 p.m. to a 911 call from a home in the 10100 block of Gooden Circle and found Andre Dante Boone of Northern Virginia lying at the bottom of a stairwell.Boone was pronounced dead of a shotgun wound at Howard County General Hospital, police said. It was the first slaying this year in Howard County.
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August 3, 1994
A 33-year-old Annapolis man has been arrested and charged with abuse of his 11-year-old stepson, city police said.The boy's mother, Teresa Meiklejohn, 32, called police to her home in the 400 block of Captains Circle shortly after midnight yesterday.She told officers that when she and her son arrived home earlier that evening, her husband grabbed the boy, struck him on the legs and pushed him across the room, police said. The child did not require medical attention.George Alfred Meiklejohn of 21 Cornhill St. was being held in the county jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.
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August 2, 2003
A Columbia man was being held by Howard County police detectives last night in connection with the death of his 2-year-old stepson. Marcus Dannon Owens, 32, of the 5200 block of Brook Way was being held after preliminary autopsy results indicated that his stepson died from multiple blunt force injuries, Howard County police said. On Wednesday, police received a call from doctors at Howard County General Hospital who said the boy's death appeared suspicious. Owens had taken the boy to the hospital about 5:30 p.m. that day. The toddler was unresponsive when he arrived and died soon thereafter.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 6, 2003
Bail was set at $500,000 yesterday in Howard District Court for a Columbia man charged with killing his young stepson last week. Judge Pamila J. Brown also ruled that Marcus Dannon Owens, 32, of the 5200 block of Brook Way in Wilde Lake may not have contact with minor children or with his wife. He remained in custody at the Howard County Detention Center yesterday afternoon. Owens is accused of killing his 2-year-old stepson, Kevonte, on July 30. He is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, child abuse, first-degree assault and second-degree assault.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | April 2, 1993
Prosecutors will retry the case of a Westminster man whose first trial on charges of sexually abusing his 17-year-old stepson resulted in a mistrial.During a hearing to waive Maryland's trial-scheduling rule, Carroll Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. gave prosecutors the go-ahead to try the man on June 22. In Maryland, all Circuit Court trials must be scheduled within 180 days of an attorney's appearance in the case unless a judge rules otherwise.In February, Judge Burns had declared a mistrial after a day of often- rancorous testimony.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1995
A 37-year-old Westminster man has been charged with 83 counts of child sex abuse and related charges.The man, of East Main Street, is not being identified to protect his stepson, the alleged victim.The man, who is being held on $250,000 bail at the county Detention Center, is charged with 11 counts of child abuse, nine counts of second-degree sex offense, 19 counts each of third- and fourth-degree sex offense, eight counts each of unnatural and perverted sexual practice, battery and assault, and one count of sodomy.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
A 43-year-old man who police say was stabbed more than 20 times last month by his stepson during an argument over money died late last week from his injuries, according to police and court records. Police say George Stevenson was able to call for help, and responding officers found him bleeding profusely in the living room of his apartment in the 1400 block of Limit Ave., suffering from stab wounds to his arm, chest and back. Stevenson said he had been stabbed with an unknown object by his stepson, 16-year-old Galen Stevenson, who then fled on foot, police said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 7, 2011
Harry Robert "Bob" Jones, a retired regional sales manager for a metal products company, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 79. Born in Baltimore and raised in Parkville, he was a graduate of Parkville High School. During the mid-1950s, he served two years with the Maryland National Guard's 175th Infantry, which was followed by two years in the Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Jones earned his bachelor's degree in 1963 from the University of Baltimore.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2011
Samuel Alexander Young Jr., a retired insurance company manager and Korean War veteran, died March 19 of lung cancer at his Sykesville home. He was 82. The son of an insurance salesman and a homemaker, Mr. Young was born in Baltimore and raised on Norman Avenue. He was a 1946 Calvert Hall College High School graduate and served in the Army for four years during the Korean War. He attained the rank of sergeant. Mr. Young worked for Conoco Oil before going to work in 1969 for Home Beneficial Life Insurance Co., where he was staff manager until retiring in 1989.
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By Maria Glod, The Washington Post | September 24, 2010
Teresa Lewis, who plotted with a young lover to kill her husband and stepson for insurance money, became the first woman executed in Virginia in nearly 100 years Thursday night when she was killed by lethal injection. Lewis, 41, was a mother who became a grandmother behind bars. Just before she was executed, Lewis asked whether her husband's daughter was in the death chamber. "I want you to know I love you, and I'm sorry for what I did," she said just before her death. She was pronounced dead at 9:13 p.m. Lewis's case generated passion and interest across the world.
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January 26, 2010
Suddenly on January 21, 2010, SHERMAN; beloved son of the late Charles and Violet Smith; stepson of Henry Odom. He leaves to mourn two brothers; four sisters, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends Thursday 10 AM. Service 11 AM at the Huber Memorial Baptist Church, 5701 York Road, Baltimore, MD. Interment Western Star Cemetery.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,Tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | October 6, 2009
A federal judge ruled Monday that evidence of alleged prior abuse and corporal punishment is admissible in the trial of Roberto E. DeLeon, an Anne Arundel County man who is accused of beating his 8-year-old stepson to death in 2007 while the family was living in Okinawa, Japan. Opening statements in the case, being tried in Baltimore U.S. District Court, are expected today. According to court filings, DeLeon, 27, was a former military man who was in the process of leaving active duty and residing with his parents in Glen Burnie in late 2006 when he married Air Force Staff Sgt. Sabrina Brown.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | June 11, 1996
A 19-year-old supermarket clerk yesterday became the seventh person convicted in the 1995 fatal shooting of a Middle River woman -- a scheme that authorities say was hatched by the victim's stepson.Robert Scott Simmons of Essex could be sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court to murder for his role in the Sept. 7 slaying of Kimberly Sue Ramsey, 32. In return for the plea, prosecutors agreed to recommend a sentence of life in prison with all but 40 years suspended.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2004
An Essex man has been charged with shaking his 15-month-old stepson to death, Baltimore County police said yesterday. Leroy Edward VanKirk Jr., 22, of the first block of Eddystone Place has been in jail on child abuse, assault and attempted-murder charges since Friday, when the baby was flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital. The child, Alexander William Hauhn, died at the hospital the next day, police said. After an autopsy, the death was ruled a homicide caused by head trauma, police said.
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February 8, 2009
On February 5, 2009 WILLIAM (BUCK); beloved husband of the late Helen M. Metzger (nee Gast); dear father of Steven and David Metzger and Debra Smith; brother of Ron Metzger; stepson of Dorothy Thompson and Boh. Also survived by six grandchildren. Friends may call at the GONCE FUNERAL SERVICE P.A., 4001 Ritchie Highway, on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Monday at 12 Noon. Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
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