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Suspect in Slaying of Trooper Arrested

November 14, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

A Ghanaian immigrant wanted in the shooting death of a Maryland state trooper was arrested in New York City after evading a massive police manhunt for nearly two weeks. Kofi Orleans-Lindsay, 23, was charged with murder in the Oct. 30 slaying of Cpl. Edward Toatley during a drug sting operation in the District of Columbia. A federal magistrate in New York ordered Orleans-Lindsay held without bail pending an extradition hearing Friday. His court-appointed attorney indicated that he planned to argue the suspect was misidentified, but a court affidavit indicated that police surveillance and a videotape recovered from Toatley's truck clearly show the man firing the shot that killed the undercover officer.

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