June 14, 2000 |
More than 1,600 mourners paid their last respects Tuesday to a priest who was stabbed to death last week in the rectory of his church. "We gather in sorrow and we gather in hope," Cardinal James Hickey, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Washington, said at the funeral of Monsignor Thomas M. Wells. Wells, 56, was found in the bedroom of his home adjacent to Mother Seton Catholic Church in Germantown, Md., a Washington suburb. Police have said he was beaten and stabbed to death.
March 13, 2000 |
Maryland Police were using auto-dialers to warn residents by phone about a man suspected of four murders who had evaded police for five days and was believed to be using survival tactics to live in the woods. The message was received by 1,700 households in the Bowleys Quarters area of eastern Baltimore County. It included a description of Joseph C. Palczynski, 31, who police think is still in the area where he allegedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and killed four people.
October 19, 1994 |
A man who fatally shot his wife hours after catching her in bed with her lover drew 18 months in prison from a judge who said he was reluctant to give any jail time at all. Women's activists said Tuesday that the case amounts to giving spouses a license to kill. "This case explodes the myth that there is justice for domestic violence victims in Maryland," said Carol Alexander of the House of Ruth, a shelter for battered women. "He's sanctioned and approved an execution." Circuit Judge Robert E.
October 31, 1997 |
Two teenagers accused in a slaying that strained relations between the United States and Israel were indicted in Rockville, Md., on murder and conspiracy charges. Officials vowed to pursue prosecution of Samuel Sheinbein, 17, who is fighting extradition from Israel, where he fled after the killing and dismemberment of Alfredo Tello Jr. Sheinbein and Aaron Needle, also 17, were indicted on one count of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
February 26, 1999 |
Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected U.S. government pleas and blocked the extradition of an American youth wanted in a grisly Maryland slaying. The judges, voting 3 to 2, overturned a lower court's decision that Samuel Sheinbein, 18, could be extradited to the United States to face charges in the 1997 killing and instead accepted his claim of Israeli citizenship.
August 28, 1998 |
The father of a Maryland teenager awaiting an extradition decision in Israel was charged with obstructing a murder investigation involving his son. Prosecutors in Montgomery County, Md., have informed lawyers for Sol Sheinbein that they obtained a warrant for his arrest on the misdemeanor charge. Sheinbein remains in Israel with his son, Samuel Sheinbein, 18. The son was charged in September with first-degree murder in the death of an 18-year-old acquaintance, Alfredo Enrique Tello Jr.
August 25, 1999 |
An American teenager who fled to Israel after a Maryland slaying and became the focus of an international tug of war has agreed to plead guilty to murder here, U.S. and Israeli officials said Tuesday. Samuel Sheinbein, 19, will enter the plea in a Tel Aviv courtroom next month in connection with the 1997 killing of Alfred Tello Jr., whose body was found dismembered and burned near Sheinbein's home in suburban Maryland.
July 18, 1997 |
A Johns Hopkins University student expressed remorse for killing his "dear friend" after a meeting of the College Republicans club and said a day doesn't go by when he doesn't think about him. He was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Before his trial could begin, Robert Harwood Jr., 23, withdrew his plea of not criminally responsible for the murder of classmate Rex Chao, 19. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and a weapons charge. Harwood met Chao staffing a College Republicans booth.
August 3, 1987
University of North Carolina running back Derrick Fenner claimed all the charges against him concerning a drug slaying are a "horrible mistake," the Washington Post reported. In his first interview since his June arrest, Fenner, 20, told the newspaper, "I've never hurt anybody in my life." Fenner is charged in the drug-related shooting death of a 19-year-old man May 23 in Hyattsville, Md.
March 23, 1999 |
An American teenager accused of killing an acquaintance in Maryland was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder Monday, a day after Israel's high court made a final ruling against his extradition. The two-page indictment said that 18-year-old Samuel Sheinbein and a friend, Aaron Needle, killed Alfredo Tello Jr. in Montgomery County, Maryland, in September 1997, dismembered the body and burned it.