Advertisement
HomeCollectionsVehicular Manslaughter
IN THE NEWS

Vehicular Manslaughter

FEATURED ARTICLES
EXPLORE
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 4, 2012
A 28-year-old Harford County woman accused of causing a fatal accident near Bel Air in July 2011 has pleaded guilty to a single count of manslaughter by motor vehicle, the county state's attorney said, and will serve a prison term of five years. Nicole Ashley Albers entered the guilty plea in Harford County Circuit Court on Aug. 27, according to a news release issued last week by Harford County State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly. Police and prosecutors said Albers was under the influence of drugs when the vehicle she was driving crossed a double yellow center line on Route 543 and collided with another vehicle on July 21, 2011, killing a Bel Air woman who was a passenger in the vehicle Albers hit. Under a plea bargain between her lawyer and the state, Albers will receive the maximum 10-year sentence, with all but five years suspended, Cassilly's news release said.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Former NFL wide receiver Donte Stallworth, who played for the Ravens in 2010 and spent the summer as a coaching intern with the team, joined the Huffington Post last night as a politics fellow covering national security, the site announced . Far be it from me to talk about his credentials, but it's clear to see this is another interesting step for Stallworth. He joined the Ravens in 2010, after a year-long suspension for vehicular manslaughter. He wasn't very productive for the Ravens but was popular with his teammates and won the Ed Block Courage award.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | September 15, 1999
A 22-year-old Westminster man, one of three men involved in the 1998 vehicular manslaughter of a Westminster woman, had his six-year prison sentence reduced by one year at a hearing yesterday before visiting Circuit Judge Daniel W. Moylan.Before announcing his decision, the judge said he was impressed with Frederick H. Hensen Jr.'s perfect conduct record and his "deep remorse."Moylan agreed that Hensen and co-defendants Scott D. Broadfoot Sr., 25, of Parkville and Mark E. Eppig, 22, of Westminster shared equally in causing the death of Geraldine Lane "Geri" Wu in June 1998 when they raced their cars on Route 140 near Finksburg.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | March 14, 2014
The House of Delegates approved a bill Friday that would allow a judge to give up to a year's sentence to a driver who negligently kills or seriously injures someone while texting or speaking on a hand-held cellphone. The 111-25 vote on the legislation known as Jake's Law sends the measure to the Senate. The bill was named after 5-year-old Jake Owen, who was killed in a crash in 2011 caused by a driver police found to have been using a cell phone when he struck Jake's family's car. The driver was acquitted of reckless driving and vehicular manslaughter and convicted of traffic charges that led to a $1,000 fine.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | August 7, 1998
A 3-year-old girl died yesterday when she was crushed between the rear of a van and the car that struck her in the parking lot of a supermarket in Southwest Baltimore, police said.Valisha S. Staton of the first block of N. Kossuth St. was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in the 3300 block of W. Baltimore St., police said.Last night, a 16-year-old girl was charged as a juvenile with vehicular manslaughter in the incident, police said.Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes said the girl, whose identity was being withheld because she is a juvenile, also was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and driving without a license.
NEWS
By Staff Report | August 4, 1993
A Germantown man pleaded guilty yesterday in Howard County District Court to homicide with a vehicle while intoxicated.William Scott Marcellino, who was charged with vehicular manslaughter on Dec. 16, 1992, was driving his 1987 Dodge truck west on Route 108 when it crossed the center line and struck a 1986 Toyota sedan head on, police said.The driver of the Toyota, Saleem Alam Shah, 60, of the 100 block of Hillside Road in Catonsville, died six days after the Nov. 19 jTC incident. Police said breath tests showed Marcellino's blood-alcohol level was 0.11 percent, above Maryland's legal limit of 0.10 percent.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 23, 1999
A 17-year-old Brooklyn youth was charged yesterday as a juvenile with vehicular manslaughter in the death of a teen-age girl Oct. 25, police said.The youth is accused of driving a 1989 Ford pickup truck in the 3800 block of W. Bay Ave. about 1 p.m., losing control and veering onto the lawn of Curtis Bay Elementary School, striking Karen Lynn Hayes, 16, of the 3600 block of St. Margaret St. She was trapped under the vehicle and died a short time later at...
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 13, 2004
A man accused of trying to elude Anne Arundel County police and then crashing into a Ford Explorer, killing its 60-year-old female driver, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, police said yesterday. Anthony William Kozak, 24, of the 3000 block of N. Dale Lane in Bowie, was charged with the felony Wednesday evening, shortly after he was released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, according to authorities. Police said Kozak was speeding through a red light Sunday night on Crain Highway when he struck the 2002 Ford Explorer, killing Phyllis Gesualdi of Glen Burnie and badly injuring her daughter, Theresa Anne Schoolman, 35, of Stoney Beach.
NEWS
By Nancy A. Youssef and Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF | July 29, 1999
A 20-year-old Dayton man surrendered to Howard County police Tuesday night on charges of vehicular manslaughter in a Nov. 28 accident, police said.Police said Justin Dean Wilson was traveling northbound on Route 32 near Burntwoods Road in Glenelg about 6: 55 a.m. when his 1996 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck crossed double yellow lines. Wilson's truck struck a southbound 1993 Toyota Camry, said Sgt. Morris Carroll, a Howard County police spokesman.The driver of the Camry, Mary Lou Shumaker, 51, of the 800 block of Route 97, died at the scene.
NEWS
September 25, 2005
Manchester woman sentenced in deaths A Carroll County woman was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for killing three people, including a family of two returning from church, in an accident as she raced at 100 mph to get to a Target store before its closing time. Kathleen Jean McIntyre, 48, of Manchester pleaded guilty in May to three counts of vehicular manslaughter in the deaths of Shirley Mae Bosley, 70, Tammy Sue Reindollar, 34, and Anthony Norman Thomas, 14, according to court records.
EXPLORE
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 4, 2012
A 28-year-old Harford County woman accused of causing a fatal accident near Bel Air in July 2011 has pleaded guilty to a single count of manslaughter by motor vehicle, the county state's attorney said, and will serve a prison term of five years. Nicole Ashley Albers entered the guilty plea in Harford County Circuit Court on Aug. 27, according to a news release issued last week by Harford County State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly. Police and prosecutors said Albers was under the influence of drugs when the vehicle she was driving crossed a double yellow center line on Route 543 and collided with another vehicle on July 21, 2011, killing a Bel Air woman who was a passenger in the vehicle Albers hit. Under a plea bargain between her lawyer and the state, Albers will receive the maximum 10-year sentence, with all but five years suspended, Cassilly's news release said.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2011
Umar Burley was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday by a city circuit court judge after pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident in April 2010, when he slammed his Acura into an elderly man's car while fleeing police, the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office said. Officers also discovered heroin in Burley's car after the crash, and he was charged in federal court with drug dealing. He pleaded guilty in that case in June and is expected to receive a 15-year prison term at his September sentencing.
EXPLORE
By AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 12, 2011
Bella Bouffard swam 70 laps Tuesday morning. A couple of teenage boys swam 130 laps, almost two miles. Instead of swim team practice, Bella was raising money for a former swim team member who was killed in a car accident almost three years ago. Bella and the other boys are members of the Fallston Fins swim team at Fallston Swim Club, which raised more than $3,000 Tuesday for the Katie and Wil Brady Memorial Foundation. More than 100 swimmers hit the pool to raise money in memory of Wilson, an 8-year-old better known as "Wil" and a member of the swim team, and his mom, Katie, who were killed in a car accident on the Hickory Bypass in the fall 2008.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2011
If sheer emotion and raw emotion were enough to make law, a bill making it tougher to get away with just a traffic ticket after killing someone on the road would be a done deal. At a hearing last week before the House Judiciary Committee, family members who lost the most important people in their lives to the bad driving of others expressed sorrow, anger and frustration that a bill providing stiffer penalties for lethal negligence behind the wheel has been bottled up in that panel for many years.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2010
Hundreds of people gathered in Federal Hill on Monday night to remember three young people killed late Sunday when police say they were struck by a stolen vehicle. Holding candles and wearing shirts adorned with the victims' pictures, there were attempts to give testimonials and sing "Amazing Grace," but the group — representing generations from the Morrell Park neighborhood — was at a collective loss of words. Most just needed a shoulder to cry on. "They were just kids," said neighbor Tony Beckner, 40. "You have three kids doing nothing wrong, and you're gonna take them from us?"
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2010
"Operating a vehicle" refers only to what a motorist does behind the wheel, Maryland's highest court ruled Tuesday, as it upheld an appeals court decision that overturned the vehicular manslaughter conviction of a truck driver whose accidental gravel spill on a Harford County road caused a fatal crash in 2005. Kevin G. DiGennaro of Dundalk was convicted of vehicular manslaughter after a car driven by Heather Sandmeier skidded on the gravel into oncoming traffic. Sandmeier's son Devon, 7, was killed in the crash.
NEWS
By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | February 26, 1992
The Baltimore state's attorney has charged a Harford County 17-year-old as a juvenile with vehicular manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of 7-year-old Tia Crawford on Sunday.The teen-ager, accompanied by his mother, surrendered to Baltimore police early Monday.He was charged as a juvenile with leaving the scene of a pedestrian accident, failure to render aid to a victim of a pedestrian accident and failure to notify the nearest police agency of a personal injury accident, police said.After reviewing the case, the state's attorney's office filed the vehicular manslaughter charge.
NEWS
May 9, 1999
A 44-year-old Morrell Park man was struck by a car and killed early yesterday as he attempted to cross the 2500 block of Washington Blvd. in Southwest Baltimore, police said.Richard Paul Rolette of the 2200 block of Whistler Ave. stepped from between two parked cars about 1 a.m. and was hit by a 1992 Subaru driven by Willie Demetrius Mayes, 22, of the 6600 block of Ellsmere Place in Baltimore County, police said.Rolette was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2: 49 a.m., police said.
SPORTS
By Jamison Hensley and jamison.hensley@baltsun.com | April 1, 2010
Ravens wide receiver Donte' Stallworth, signed as a free agent Feb. 16 after missing last season because he was suspended by the league, said today that "it's a daily process" in dealing with his past. On March 14, 2009, Stallworth struck and killed a pedestrian in Miami Beach, Fla. "Now that I'm back playing, it's not in the back of my mind," Stallworth said. "It's something I deal with everyday, waking up in the morning and going to sleep at night. It's a tough situation for everyone involved.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Peter.hermann@baltsun.com | October 29, 2009
Dennis Jerry Sullivan was on his motorcycle and stopped at a light on Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City when he was rammed from behind by a Toyota Camry driven by a woman whose blood-alcohol content registered more than three times the legal limit. It was Sept. 7, 2003, and a rookie Howard County police officer mistakenly thought the 43-year-old victim wasn't badly hurt. He handed the 35-year-old driver of the Camry, Susan Elizabeth Williams, a ticket charging her with negligent driving.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.