Published: March 30, 2011
Murders this Week: 3
Murders this Year: 38
Tuesday, March 22
9:45 p.m. Police received an anonymous call that there was a body inside of a vacant home in the 500 block of East North Avenue, three blocks east of Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS)s headquarters. When they arrived, they found Andre Drummond, a 48-year-old African-American man, dead. He had been stabbed repeatedly in the body, arms, head, and face. This is the third murder in East Baltimore Midway this year. East Baltimore Midway and Coldstream Homestead Montebello, a neighborhood bordering it to the northeast, are currently the two most murderous neighborhoods in the city.
Friday, March 25
7:25 a.m. Two blocks north of BCPS headquarters, Reginald Wragg, a 46-year-old African-American man, was stabbed several times in the neck and died before he could be taken to a hospital. Wragg is the ninth person stabbed to death in Baltimore City this year.
Sunday, March 27
8:14 p.m. Steven Oglesby, a 17-year-old African-American male, and another 17-year-old African-American male were sitting in a car in the 3200 block of Elmley Avenue behind a shopping center in Belair-Edison. Someone came up to the car and started firing on the two teenagers. Oglesby was shot in the back but managed to make his way to a home in the block. He died at an area hospital a half-hour later. His friend was shot in the arm but survived his injury. Three minors have been murdered in the first three months of this year.
Bonnie Lee Lizor, a 53-year-old Caucasian woman, was sentenced to 30 years in prison on March 21. Lizor and Austin Lassiter, a 28-year-old African-American man, entered the home of David Monath, a 64-year-old Caucasian man and Lizor’s neighbor, on Dec. 2, 2009, in order to rob him. They tied him up. Someone heard noises and entered the house, catching Lizor and Lassiter in the act, but Monath had already suffered a fatal heart attack. Lassiter pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery in November and received 20 years. Lizor, who planned the robbery, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.
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