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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2005
A 27-year-old Baltimore man, described as the former boyfriend of Linda Trinh's sorority sister, was arrested yesterday and charged with murdering the Johns Hopkins University senior in January -- a crime that shook the elite college's campus and prompted security improvements. City police arrested Donta Maurice Allen about 10:30 a.m. yesterday at a relative's house near Waverly, after he was matched to DNA found at the crime scene, according to police and court records. Allen's lawyer described him as a Perry Hall High School graduate who has worked odd restaurant jobs and enjoyed hanging out around the Johns Hopkins campus, even though he was never a student there.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,Sun reporter | January 9, 2007
Linda Trinh, her family and friends said, would have tried to change the world. The 21-year-old Johns Hopkins University senior studying biomedical engineering felt the pull to help people by working in public health. Her brother called her "an angel on this earth." Even her convicted killer, Donta Maurice Allen, said at his sentencing hearing yesterday, "I took away something that was far better than I am." He realized that two years ago, moments after he beat and strangled Trinh while burglarizing her Charles Village apartment.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2005
Johns Hopkins University senior Linda Trinh fought for her life during a brutal attack that ended in her strangulation, and the man accused of killing her forced his way into the student's apartment the night before she was found dead, a prosecutor said during a bail hearing yesterday in city District Court. "The victim suffered," Baltimore Assistant State's Attorney Barbara E. Richmond said of Trinh, whose body was discovered partially submerged in a bathtub Jan. 23. Judge Catherine Curran O'Malley ordered murder suspect Donta Maurice Allen held without bond.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Dan Thanh Dang and Julie Bykowicz and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN REPORTERS | November 15, 2006
The high school dropout and transient Baltimore restaurant worker ingratiated himself into a social circle of Johns Hopkins students. But all the while, he was honing his burglary skills near the university, lifting little things, such as music players, coins and even food from the students' refrigerators. It was late Jan.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,Sun reporter | January 9, 2007
Linda Trinh, her family and friends said, would have tried to change the world. The 21-year-old Johns Hopkins University senior studying biomedical engineering felt the pull to help people by working in public health. Her brother called her "an angel on this earth." Even her convicted killer, Donta Maurice Allen, said at his sentencing hearing yesterday, "I took away something that was far better than I am." He realized that two years ago, moments after he beat and strangled Trinh while burglarizing her Charles Village apartment.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2005
Ever since Linda Trinh, a Johns Hopkins University senior, was found dead in her apartment in January, students and area residents worried about her killer's identity. "We didn't know any details, and a lot of people were concerned. Was this person still out there?" said Christine Krueger, a junior who sometimes studied with Trinh. After nearly two months of investigation, city police yesterday said they have arrested a suspect. Donta Maurice Allen, 27, of the 3000 block of Mathews St., near the city's Waverly neighborhood, is charged with Trinh's murder.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Dan Thanh Dang and Julie Bykowicz and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN REPORTERS | November 15, 2006
The high school dropout and transient Baltimore restaurant worker ingratiated himself into a social circle of Johns Hopkins students. But all the while, he was honing his burglary skills near the university, lifting little things, such as music players, coins and even food from the students' refrigerators. It was late Jan.
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April 26, 2006
Man's trial in death of student postponed The trial of the Baltimore man accused of suffocating a Johns Hopkins University senior in January 2005 has been postponed until September. Donta Maurice Allen, 28, was scheduled to stand trial yesterday in the killing of Linda Trinh, 21, who was found dead in the bathtub of her Charles Street high-rise apartment near the university. Warren A. Brown, Allen's attorney, has said his client is not guilty. Police have said DNA found on Trinh belonged to Allen, who has been described as the former boyfriend of one of Trinh's sorority sisters.
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By Richard Irwin and Lynn Anderson and Richard Irwin and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | January 25, 2005
A Johns Hopkins University student whose body was found Sunday afternoon in her Charles Village apartment was the victim of homicide, the state medical examiner's office determined yesterday. The slaying - the second in the Hopkins community in nine months - stunned students and administrators and prompted university President William R. Brody to announce tighter security around the high-rise apartment building where 21-year-old Linda Trinh was found dead. Friends of the victim, a senior biomedical engineering student and former Hopkins volleyball team member whose family lives in Silver Spring, hugged and wept last night in the lobby of The Charles, at 3333 N. Charles St., where Trinh had shared a second-floor apartment with two roommates.
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | January 26, 2005
The Johns Hopkins University senior suffocated over the weekend was found face down in a partially filled bathtub and there were no signs of forced entry into her apartment, city police said yesterday. "This does not appear to be an absolute random act of violence," said Maj. Richard C. Fahlteich, who oversees the homicide detectives division. "It does not appear someone just wandered into that building." One of Linda Trinh's roommates discovered the 21-year-old Sunday inside their apartment on the second-story of a high-rise across the street from the university.
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November 14, 2006
Arson and fraud charges against officer dropped City prosecutors have dropped arson and fraud charges against a Baltimore police officer and her boyfriend. Terre N. Shields, 28, and her boyfriend, Rashad J. Brooks, 29, had been accused of setting fire to Shields' 2002 Acura sport utility vehicle, possibly to defraud her auto insurance company. Yesterday, A. Thomas Krehely Jr., the city prosecutor who handles police misconduct cases, said the charges against Shields and Brooks were dropped Oct. 30 because "there is insufficient evidence at this time."
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April 26, 2006
Man's trial in death of student postponed The trial of the Baltimore man accused of suffocating a Johns Hopkins University senior in January 2005 has been postponed until September. Donta Maurice Allen, 28, was scheduled to stand trial yesterday in the killing of Linda Trinh, 21, who was found dead in the bathtub of her Charles Street high-rise apartment near the university. Warren A. Brown, Allen's attorney, has said his client is not guilty. Police have said DNA found on Trinh belonged to Allen, who has been described as the former boyfriend of one of Trinh's sorority sisters.
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April 16, 2005
Grand jury indicts Allen in killing of JHU senior BALTIMORE A grand jury indicted Donta Maurice Allen yesterday on first-degree murder and first-degree burglary charges in the January killing of a Johns Hopkins senior. Prosecutors said that Allen, 27, broke into Linda Trinh's Charles Street apartment Jan. 22 and strangled her. Trinh, a biomedical engineering major and popular Alpha Phi sorority sister, was found dead in her bathroom. Police arrested Allen on March 23, and he gave a statement to police in which he admitted breaking into the apartment but denied killing Trinh, his lawyer said.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2005
Johns Hopkins University senior Linda Trinh fought for her life during a brutal attack that ended in her strangulation, and the man accused of killing her forced his way into the student's apartment the night before she was found dead, a prosecutor said during a bail hearing yesterday in city District Court. "The victim suffered," Baltimore Assistant State's Attorney Barbara E. Richmond said of Trinh, whose body was discovered partially submerged in a bathtub Jan. 23. Judge Catherine Curran O'Malley ordered murder suspect Donta Maurice Allen held without bond.
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2005
A 27-year-old Baltimore man, described as the former boyfriend of Linda Trinh's sorority sister, was arrested yesterday and charged with murdering the Johns Hopkins University senior in January -- a crime that shook the elite college's campus and prompted security improvements. City police arrested Donta Maurice Allen about 10:30 a.m. yesterday at a relative's house near Waverly, after he was matched to DNA found at the crime scene, according to police and court records. Allen's lawyer described him as a Perry Hall High School graduate who has worked odd restaurant jobs and enjoyed hanging out around the Johns Hopkins campus, even though he was never a student there.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2005
Ever since Linda Trinh, a Johns Hopkins University senior, was found dead in her apartment in January, students and area residents worried about her killer's identity. "We didn't know any details, and a lot of people were concerned. Was this person still out there?" said Christine Krueger, a junior who sometimes studied with Trinh. After nearly two months of investigation, city police yesterday said they have arrested a suspect. Donta Maurice Allen, 27, of the 3000 block of Mathews St., near the city's Waverly neighborhood, is charged with Trinh's murder.
NEWS
November 14, 2006
Arson and fraud charges against officer dropped City prosecutors have dropped arson and fraud charges against a Baltimore police officer and her boyfriend. Terre N. Shields, 28, and her boyfriend, Rashad J. Brooks, 29, had been accused of setting fire to Shields' 2002 Acura sport utility vehicle, possibly to defraud her auto insurance company. Yesterday, A. Thomas Krehely Jr., the city prosecutor who handles police misconduct cases, said the charges against Shields and Brooks were dropped Oct. 30 because "there is insufficient evidence at this time."
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | February 3, 2005
Her favorite professor praised Linda Trinh as a quick study in medical research. Friends recalled her late-night advice, her fondness for Care Bears, her smile. Volleyball teammates gave her parents her No. 2 jersey. And the president of the Johns Hopkins University choked back tears as he spoke of a promising life that ended too soon. As many as 1,200 classmates, sorority sisters and professors gathered in a campus gymnasium yesterday to remember the effervescent 21-year-old senior and to grieve her violent death.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Jason Song and Dan Thanh Dang and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | January 26, 2005
There were so many things Linda Trinh had yet to do over the next five years. For her parents, the bubbly and devoted 21-year-old planned a visit to the Vatican. For her brother, she envisioned the two of them on a golfing trip in sunny California. For her friends, she resolved to call every month and make time for girls' night out. After all, the Johns Hopkins University senior was extremely busy with plans to land a research job or scholarship this year. Trinh figured she needed more hands-on experience before accomplishing her next step, earning acceptance into Stanford University's School of Medicine by the summer of 2006.
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