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Murder Ink

Posted 5/26/2010

Murders this Week: 3
Murders this Year: 70

Monday, May 17

9:25 p.m. Mark Crockett, a 34-year-old African-American man, was found lying near a basketball court in the Perkins Homes public-housing development. Crockett had been shot several times in the upper body and died at a nearby hospital a short time later.

Wednesday, May 19

7:30 p.m. Police received a call that two dark-colored vans had pulled into the 2300 block of Lauretta Avenue near the West Baltimore MARC station. Men armed with guns reportedly got out of the vans and forced Jamie Hilton-Bey, a 35-year-old African-American, into one and then drove off. At 12:48 a.m. May 20, police were called to the 4200 block of Elderon Avenue in Northwest Baltimore for a shooting. A man was found shot numerous times throughout his body; he died at an area hospital less than an hour later. Police determined that the man abducted on Lauretta and the man shot to death on Elderon were one and the same.

Thursday, May 20

2:22 p.m. A 19-year-old African-American man was shot in the 3000 block of West North Avenue near Hilton Parkway. He died at a local hospital at 3:05 p.m. Police are waiting until his family has been notified of his death to release his name.

Updates:

Queen Antoinette, a 41-year-old African-American woman and head of 1 Mind Ministries, along with Trevia Williams, a 22-year-old African-American woman, and Marcus Cobbs, a 23-year-old African-American man, were sentenced on May 18 for their involvement in the death of Javon Thompson, a 16-month-old African-American boy. Antoinette ordered that food be withheld from the baby because he wouldn't say "amen." He died of starvation. Antoinette received 50 years in prison. Willams and Cobbs, who executed Antoinette's orders, received 15 years each.

Walter Taylor, a 29-year-old African-American man, was sentenced to 40 years in prison on May 19. Taylor pleaded guilty to robbing and murdering Chinese food carry-out owner Tian Zin Wang, a 51-year-old Asian man, when Wang came to deliver food to Taylor.

Terry Scott, a 46-year-old African-American man, was arrested on May 21 for the murder of Sean Raseur, a 40-year-old African-American man. Raseur was shot to death in the 500 block of Glenwood Avenue April 7.

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