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By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 5/3/2006

The names of three homicide victims have been released. Kimberly Skyers, a 32-year-old African-American woman, was the person found dead in a vacant building in the 2600 block of Benedict Street on April 11. The man shot in the kitchen of his home in the 1400 block of Kuper Street on April 20 was Robert Lee Atkinson, a 47-year-old African-American man. On the same day, Larry Greene, a 32-year-old African-American man, was shot in the 1400 block of Poplar Grove Street.

Another death has been removed from the homicide count. Julia Boussari, a 34-year-old African-American woman, was found stabbed in the chest outside in the 1100 block of Druid Hill Avenue. According to police, her death has been put in the pending file because there were no defensive wounds or signs of struggle, making it unclear whether or not the stab wound was self-inflicted.

Wednesday, April 26

8 a.m. Kayah Jackson, a 4-month old African-American baby girl, was left with a baby sitter in the 1600 block of Mountmor Court in Sandtown-Winchester. The baby sitter called an ambulance because the baby wasnít breathing. She died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center at 11:26 a.m. from blunt-force trauma. Jackson was the first infant murdered this year.

Saturday, April 29

1:15 p.m. An unidentified African-American man was found dead in the 4100 block of Elderon Avenue in West Arlington. He had been shot once in the back of the head.

8:45 p.m. A man went to his sisterís house in the 4100 block of Hyden Court to check on her because she suffers from schizophrenia. He found her stabbed in the back bedroom of her home. There was blood in all the bedrooms, the bathroom, and the hallway. He called 911, but his sister, Mary Galston, a 31-year-old African-American woman, was pronounced dead at 9 p.m.

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