Murders this Week: 2; Murders this Year: 214
Published: December 26, 2012
Monday, Dec. 17
8:02 p.m. An officer was patrolling near the 1700 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway when he heard a long spate of gunfire. As he investigated, someone directed him to a home in the block. Edward Thomas, a 32-year-old African-American man, was on the porch of the home shot numerous times. Thomas had been standing in front of the home when two people started shooting at him. He died at an area hospital at 10:20 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 20
6:45 a.m. Baltimore County Police received an anonymous call about a woman stabbed to death in her home. The residence turned out to be in the 200 block of North Atholgate Lane in Baltimore City. City police went there to check on the woman and found her, Rebecca Coughenour, a 23-year-old Caucasian woman, inside stabbed repeatedly. She was dead. Her boyfriend, Brandon Nowlin, a 25-year-old African-American man, was discovered dead in a vacant office building in the 5500 block of Baltimore National Pike in Baltimore County later that day. He had hung himself. Police believe Nowlin killed Coughenour and then himself.
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