Friday, December 16, 2005

December 16

A man was shot and killed in East Baltimore on Preston street.

Baltimore police are investigating four suspicious deaths. The homicide rate is currently at 259 (or 260, unless the guy shot on Preston, above, was an accident).

Late yesterday afternoon, in the trial of David Ellerby, the jury returned not guilty verdicts on all counts, including first-degree murder and handgun violations. In July, Ellerby was also with felony narcotics counts and found not guilty. On April 14, 2003 Ellerby allegedly attempted to murder Jammar Jones, and in August he was found not guilty of that. This time, Ellerby allegedly shot and killed Reginald Tyler, 27, in the 300 block of E. Lafayette Avenue on September 10, 2002. And now he's a free man.

Yick, a probable murder-suicide in Anne Arundel County.

Tyree White, 23, was arrested for the murder of Tavon Antwan Granger, 20. Also in the blotter, a man stabbed in the arm with a knife, and plenty of stolen stuff, of course.

In Cambridge, a 14-year-old girl was stabbed in the stomach with a screwdriver.

Gregory Kane writes about Jeryl Anthony Singleterry Jr., who was kidnapped and killed even after family members paid $10,000 in ransom.

Police raided a meth lab in Millersville. A man was arrested and a Rottweiler was shot.

Itchy Man need Prozac to stay out the butt naked room. Tell me about it.

A 13-year-old in Annapolis got arrested after he tried to recruit other students to help him re-create Columbine.

In Chesapeake City, 17-year-old Jason Sweetman got 50 years for the murder of 22-year-old Ross Jones.

Obijah Bushae Robinson, the gap-toothed rapist, was arrested.

An Anne Arundel County science teacher pled guilty to possessing child pornography.

In Columbia, 31-year-old Maricela Knight was indicted for vehicular homicide for a drunk-driving accident that killed her husband, Andrew.

In Frostburg, an elementary-school principal is accused of stealing $18,000 from her school.

Kudos to the Sun for exceptional crime reporting today-- this is the first day since the blog started that they had all the major stories covered.

1 comment:

John Galt said...

murder update:

Police said that as of yesterday, there were 259 homicides in the city this year. That compares with 269 at this time last year.

Several recent suspicious deaths may be subject to reclassification to murder as well.