July 18, 1991 |
A policeman told to surrender his gun Wednesday after he was charged with child molestation instead used it to shoot two superior officers and kill himself during a hearing at police headquarters. Officer Calloway Hatcher, 56, was meeting with superiors to determine whether he should be suspended with pay after his arrest Tuesday, police spokesman Dennis Hill said. Hatcher was charged with sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl, a relative.
January 5, 1997 |
A soldier facing trial on a charge of raping a fellow trainee at the Army's scandal-plagued Aberdeen Proving Ground was found dead in his barracks, apparently from suicide. The soldier, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was found by his roommate, said Ed Starnes, spokesman for the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School north of Baltimore.
April 19, 1998 |
A teenager awaiting trial in a Maryland murder case that has international implications because a co-defendant is fighting extradition from Israel was found dead in his jail cell. Aaron Needle, 18, was alone in a cell at the Rockville jail when guards found him hanging from a bedsheet he had fashioned into a noose, said Montgomery County Corrections Director Devon Brown. Also charged in the dismemberment and burning of Alfred Tello Jr.
April 3, 1990 |
It is temptingly facile to try to make a seamless whole of a man's work, his private life and his death. So it is with Bruno Bettelheim, the trailblazing child psychotherapist and behavioral essayist whose suicide on March 13 came little more than a month after he moved from a Santa Monica condominium to a Maryland retirement home.
May 31, 1995 |
A suspect in the shooting of two police officers died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head moments after he killed an FBI agent, the Maryland state medical examiner reported Tuesday. Ralph McLean, 29, of Landover, who was wanted in the unprovoked shootings of two Washington officers in January, had been hit by at least seven shots fired by police and FBI agents, officials said. The fatal shot, though, was fired from the 9-millimeter Beretta stolen from police Cpl.
January 27, 1991 |
"THE PROBLEM IS finding a reason to live." The man talking was Bruno Bettelheim, legendary psychoanalyst and child psychologist. He was seated in his favorite chair, a 1960s vintage Danish Modern, in the living room of his fifth-floor Santa Monica condominium. The Pacific Ocean glittered blue and white through the floor-to-ceiling glass doors behind him. He was 86 years old, and although his mind was quicker than that of most 30-year-olds, his body was failing.