Maryland readers may be interested in a story about a 77-year-old Delaware man that received multiple charges after allegedly impersonating a police officer and pointing a gun at someone. According to the complainant, the accused man misrepresented himself as a police officer in order to get the complainant to drive to his home near Chestertown. Among his various charges are attempted first-degree murder, impersonating a police officer and first-degree assault.
A three-car accident on York Road in Hunt Valley that occurred on the night of Nov. 7 resulted in the deaths of two people and DUI charges for two drivers. A driver in a Hyundai Sonata was traveling northbound on York Road, not far from Thornton Mill Road. The driver in the Sonata apparently crossed the center line and collided head-on with another vehicle, killing two occupants and severely injuring a third, according to authorities. The Sonata then veered back into the northbound lane of York Road and struck a Dodge Dart.
In a case that's grabbing the attention of beauty pageant fans in Maryland and across the nation, the accused man in the 'sextortion" case that involves the winner of the Miss Teen USA pageant entered a guilty plea to computer hacking and three counts of extortion. He could face a maximum sentence of 11 years in prison and maximum fines of $1 million for the felony crimes. The 19-year-old from California was freed on bond until sentencing in a federal court.
A woman has been sentenced to life in prison by a Maryland court after being convicted of the murder of her husband on Nov. 4. Prosecutors say that the woman hired another man to kill her husband at his Towson gas station. The murder was crafted, they say, to look like a robbery attempt. At her trial, the woman testified that her deceased husband verbally, mentally and physically abused her for years. Her attorney put forth the argument that the she planned her husband's murder in self-defense.
Residents of Annapolis are taking note of a traffic incident that happened in the nearby community of North Laurel. Delonte Hill, the assistant men's basketball coach for the University of Maryland, was accused of drunk driving after he crashed his car into a utility pole. The incident occurred in an area not far from the Bottom of the Bay restaurant.