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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2010
Two children and one adult suffered serious injuries in a crash on Eastern Boulevard in Baltimore County on Saturday night, a Fire Department spokeswoman said. Eleven EMS and fire units were called to the accident, which occurred at about 6:30 p.m. to the 8300 block of Eastern Blvd. at Diamond Point Road, said spokeswoman Elise Armacost. It was unclear how many vehicles were involved in the crash, she said. The three victims were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital for serious, but non life-threatening injuries, she said.
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By Colin Campbell and Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2014
A 24-year-old woman was charged with killing her two children, ages 1 and 3, in Cheverly on Sunday, Prince George's County police said. Police said Sonya Spoon, of the 6200 block of Forrest Rd., admitted to suffocating the children, Ayden and Kayla. Officers were called to the home at about 2:15 a.m. Sunday, and the children were rushed to the hospital, where they died. Their deaths were ruled homicides, and Spoon was arrested and charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree murder.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Two police officers and two children were among six hurt in a Wednesday morning crash in Northeast Baltimore, police said. A department spokesman said the officers were responding to an emergency call just before 10 a.m. when the collision occurred, at the intersection of Frankford and Plainfield avenues in the Frankford neighborhood. Based on where the vehicles came to rest, the police vehicle appeared to have gone past a stop sign on Plainfield when the crash occurred. The other vehicle involved, an SUV, was driving along Frankford at the time, which did not have a stop sign at that intersection.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
Two men were shot outside a Southwest Baltimore apartment where residents said six children were playing on Monday. Officers were called just before 4 p.m. to the 2100 block of Eagle St. in Carrollton Ridge, where they found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said. Another man, a 23-year-old, was found shot in the leg and hand in the 1900 block of W. Baltimore St. a short time later. Dorthy Umstead, 25, said her two children, her niece and three other children were in her home at the time.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2010
Four people, including two children, died early Saturday in a mobile home fire in Earleville in Cecil County, the state fire marshal's office reports. The fire at 645 Knights Island Road was reported about 2 a.m., said Bruce D. Bouch, deputy fire marshal. The identities of the victims were not released. One of the children was believed to be 8 years old, and the other 4 months old, Bouch said. About 40 firefighters from Cecilton, Galena, Millington, Betterton, Chesapeake City, Hack's Point and Middletown, Del., brought the fire under control in about an hour, according to the fire marshal's office.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2014
Two women have been charged in the recent stabbing deaths of two young children at a Germantown townhouse - in what Montgomery County police said was an attempt at an exorcism. Police on Saturday said Monifa Denise Sanford, 21, of Germantown was charged with first degree murder and attempted murder after being released from a hospital. Police had charged the children's mother, Zakieya Latrice Avery, 28, with first degree murder and attempted murder on Friday. Both women are being held without bond.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2010
A 28-year-old woman who grew up in Reisterstown was killed in Erie, Pa., along with two of her children, authorities there said Monday. The killer was identified by police as the children's father, who also wounded his 2-year-old son before committing suicide. The Erie County coroner gave the shooter's name as Brian Dacus, 29. He had been in a relationship with the woman, Jamie Dianne Malanowski, for nine years, according to a posting on her Facebook page. She wrote that she had left him on Nov. 6, a week before she died.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2013
The vigil for Diamond Williams, the 16-year-old whom everyone called an angel, began with Pastor Michael Trotter Jr. instructing everyone to hug the person next to them, stranger or friend. "You don't know what they're going through," Trotter said as more than 100 people — Diamond's family, teenage friends, neighbors and teachers — gathered in somber silence in a parking lot at Wabash Avenue and Liberty Heights Avenue Thursday evening. Diamond was found by her father in a stairwell near that lot just after midnight Friday, her throat deeply cut. She would die shortly after being taken to a hospital.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | March 27, 1995
A mother who apparently rushed inside a burning East Baltimore rowhouse was killed today in a failed attempt to save two of her children. The boys, ages 5 and 8, also were killed in the blaze.Fire officials did not immediately release the names of the victims.Investigators said the two-alarm fire broke out about 6:40 a.m. in a brick rowhouse in the 800 block of E. 22nd St. A malfunctioning television set or wiring leading to the television has been ruled the cause.Chief Torres said the first firefighters went in through the front door and pulled the two children and mother from a second floor-front bedroom.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Sun Staff Writer | February 4, 1994
Two children were killed early today when fire broke out in the basement of their two-story brick rowhouse in the 1800 block of N. Montford Ave.The deaths brought to 14 the number of people killed in city fires so far this year.Found in their beds in the basement by firefighters and pronounced dead at the scene were Firmaine Moore, 15 months, and Alfred Purnell Simpson, 3.Officer Richard Heymann arrived at the scene about 5:40 a.m. and saw heavy smoke and flames erupting from a basement window.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Two police officers and two children were among six hurt in a Wednesday morning crash in Northeast Baltimore, police said. A department spokesman said the officers were responding to an emergency call just before 10 a.m. when the collision occurred, at the intersection of Frankford and Plainfield avenues in the Frankford neighborhood. Based on where the vehicles came to rest, the police vehicle appeared to have gone past a stop sign on Plainfield when the crash occurred. The other vehicle involved, an SUV, was driving along Frankford at the time, which did not have a stop sign at that intersection.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
A man who died after being shot Thursday in a Northwest Baltimore grocery store parking lot was shot while inside a vehicle with the suspect — and the suspect's two children, police said. "I did it, take me down, get me out of here," the suspect, Dwight Thomas Jenifer, 26, allegedly told police, according to court records. The shooting occurred at about 11 a.m. in the parking lot of an Aldi's grocery store in the 3600 block of W. Cold Spring Lane. The victim, Terrez Bowden, 46, was found seated in the passenger seat of a vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head and was later pronounced dead.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Baltimore fire officials on Wednesday identified three people who died in a house fire in Curtis Bay over the weekend, but said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The home, in the 4100 block of Grace Court, caught fire early Saturday morning, and a woman, whom neighbors said was the mother of the two children who died, was able to jump to the ground from the home's second floor but was seriously injured. Neighbors said the family's father died trying to save his girlfriend and their children.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Baltimore fire officials on Wednesday identified three people who died in a house fire in Curtis Bay over the weekend, but said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The home, in the 4100 block of Grace Court, caught fire early Saturday morning, and a woman, whom neighbors said was the mother of the two children who died, was able to jump to the ground from the home's second floor but was seriously injured. Neighbors said the family's father died trying to save his girlfriend and their children.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2014
Two young children and a man died as a two-alarm fire swept through their Curtis Bay home early Saturday. A woman, who neighbors said was the children's mother, was in critical condition after jumping from a second-story window. Neighbors in the 4100 block of Grace Court described a chaotic scene after the fire broke out about 4 a.m. Some criticized the response of the Fire Department, saying units took too long to arrive on the scene. They said firefighters did not show a sense of urgency until the woman, who had escaped by the time they arrived, told them children were trapped inside.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2014
Neighbors lit candles and laid stuffed animals Sunday at a makeshift shrine erected at the Germantown home of two toddlers who police say were killed by their mother and another woman as they tried to exorcise spirits from the children's bodies. "Why would someone do this?" said neighbor Zoe Gill, 62, who walked with her 10-year-old granddaughter Kylie Sunday to take a Mickey Mouse and white votive candles to the Cherry Bend Drive shrine. "I can't think of anything to say to Kylie to help her understand," she said.
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By John Rivera | October 18, 1991
A fire in a Rosedale home yesterday afternoon killed two children, a 3-year-old girl and her 1-year-old brother, who had been left at home alone, Baltimore County police said.Charkia and Shakirr Hall were not breathing when firefighters brought them out of the house on the 6100 block of St. Regis Road. They were pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Franklin Square Hospital, police said.Their mother, Jennifer Grant, 34, arrived home shortly after the children were taken out of the house.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2002
Richard W. Spicknall II, a Howard County man serving life in prison for the murders of his two children, was in a coma at a Laurel hospital last night after being found unconscious in his cell at a maximum-security prison in Jessup, authorities said. The 29-year-old inmate was on life-support yesterday at Laurel Regional Hospital, as investigators from the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services tried to determine the cause of his condition, department spokesman Leonard A. Sipes Jr. said.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
Montgomery County Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of two children at a Germantown residence Friday — and said officers had been at the residence the night before responding to a call about a child left alone in a car. Friday at about 9:30 a.m., officers were called to the 19000 block of Cherry Bend Drive after a resident called 911 when they noticed a vehicle with the door open and a knife laying outside of the vehicle. Police said officers went to a townhouse and found two women and four children — two of the children dead.
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