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Murder Ink

Murders this Week: 4; Murders this Year: 208

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The death of Delma Leroy Barnes was classified a homicide on Dec. 6. Barnes, a 35-year-old African-American man, was hit by a car in the 5300 block of Frankford Avenue at about 2 A.M. on Nov. 17. He died at an area hospital at 2:16 A.M. that morning. According to WBAL-TV, Barnes’ family believes he was hit intentionally.

Friday, Dec. 7

4 A.M. Thomas Rawlings, a 24-year-old African-American man, was stabbed several times inside his home in the 1800 block of North Fulton Avenue in Sandtown-Winchester. He died at a city hospital at 4:36 A.M.

10:24 P.M. That night, about five blocks from where Rawlings was stabbed to death, Brent Nickens, a 22-year-old African-American man, was shot numerous times. Nickens was in the 2300 block of Westwood Avenue. He died at a local hospital at 11:06 P.M.

Saturday, Dec. 8

2:10 P.M. Angelo Ward, a 25-year-old African-American man, was shot while walking down the street in the 800 block of Brooks Lane in Reservoir Hill near Druid Hill Park. He died at a hospital less than an hour later.

Updates:

On Dec. 3, Keith Holly Jr., a 23-year-old African-American man, was acquitted of all charges in the murder of James Ingram, a 46-year-old African-American man. According to The Baltimore Sun, the defense argued that Donte Collins killed Ingram. Ingram argued with Collins’ mother on Oct. 9, 2010. Later that night, Collins, his mother, and Holly went to Ingram’s home to confront him. Ingram and Collins fought on the porch and, during the argument, Ingram was shot in the neck at close range. According to The Sun, Holly’s defense attorney argued that there wasn’t enough room on the porch for a third person to shoot Ingram. Collins was murdered on Dec. 19, 2011.

Nicole Fitzgerald, a 32-year-old African-American woman, was arrested on Dec. 5 for the murder of her 2-year-old son, Paris Russell. Police found Russell stabbed to death in the basement of his home. Fitzgerald was with him and had cut her own throat. She was arrested after she was released from the hospital.

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