Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Alexander Kinyua of Joppa, who was initially deemed unfit to stand trial, has a plea hearing set for June.
The Joppa man accused of killing his housemate and eating part of the dead man's heart and brains has a June plea hearing scheduled in Harford County Circuit Court. Alexander Kinyua, 22, of the 500 block Terrapin Terrace, was indicted in June 2012 on charges of first-degree murder and use of a dangerous weapon in the slaying of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie. According to charging documents, Kinyua—a former Morgan State University student—allegedly told detectives that he killed Agyei-Kodie, cut him up with a knife then ate part of the dead man's heart and brain before hiding body parts in his basement. In August, Kinyua was deemed temporarily unfit to stand trial in the case. Court records show Harford County State's Attorney Joe Cassilly …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Terrance Daryell Wanzer of Aberdeen was sentenced Feb. 13 in Harford County Circuit Court.
A 22-year-old Aberdeen man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the January 2011 murder of a 16-year-old Aberdeen boy. Terrance Daryell Wanzer, 22, was convicted in November 2012 of murdering 16-year-old Thomas Burdsall Jr. in the first-degree. During Wednesday's sentencing hearing in Harford County Circuit Court, Burdsall's mother, Jennifer Burdsall, gave an "emotional" account of the impact her son’s murder has had on both her and her family, according to a release from the Harford County State's Attorney's Office. After hearing statements and reviewing the evidence, Harford County Judge Angela Eaves imposed a life sentence on Wanzer. Wanzer's conviction came after a three-day trial that included testimony from several people …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Police arrested 21-year-old Garfield Smith III Tuesday in what detectives suspect may have been a drug deal gone bad.
An Edgewood area man was arrested and charged Tuesday after allegedly shooting and killing an Edgewood teen and injuring another last week in what police believe may have started as a drug deal. Garfield Smith III, 21, with addresses in the 1600 block of Candlewood Court in Edgewood and the 500 block of Magnolia Ridge Drive in Joppa, Was charged Tuesday with first- and second-degree murder, attempted first- and second-degree murder and eight related charges, online court records show. The charges stem from a Jan. 31 shooting in Edgewood. Around 10:36 p.m. that night, Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the 1600 block of Candlewood Court after shots were fired in the area, according to a release from the sheriff's office…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Alexander Kinyua pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible for the attempted murder of a fellow Morgan State student.
The Joppa man accused of killing his housemate, and eating part of the dead man's heart and brains, pleaded guilty, but not criminally responsible for an attempted murder that took place on the Morgan State campus a week before. Alexander Kinyua entered the plea Wednesday in a Baltimore court, according to a Baltimore Sun report. The charges stem from a May 19 incident in which Kinyua, 22, of the 500 block of Terrapin Terrace in Joppa, allegedly attacked another man with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, according to the Baltimore Sun's story. In that case he is charged with atttempted first-degree murder and four related charges. About a week later, police said Kinyua confessed to killing his Joppa housemate Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Alexander Kinyua is currently deemed unffit for trial.
The Joppa man accused of killing his housemate and eating part of the dead man's heart and brains was this week ruled incompetent to stand trial—at least for now. Alexander Kinyua, 21, of the in the 500 block of Terrapin Terrace pleaded not criminally responsible to charges of first-degree murder and use of a dangerous weapon in connection with the May slaying of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie. Court records show Harford County State's Attorney Joe Cassilly submitted a letter to the court Monday stating his office reviewed a report from Clifton T. Perkins Hospital, a maximum security psychiatric facility, and agreed based on the report that Kinyua is currently incompetent to stand trial. Cassilly consented to the ruling without a hearing based …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The remains were found in a Joppa dumpster and at the home of the Joppa man who has been missing since Friday.
Human remains were found in two separate locations in Joppa and there is a possibility they belong to a man who has been missing since Friday, police say. "We have an active, ongoing investigation, which uncovered some evidence that a crime may have occurred in a house located in the 500 block of Terrapin Terrace in Joppa," Monica Worrell, public information officer with the Harford County Sheriff's Office, said Wednesday. “There is a strong suspicion that this is our missing person," Worrell said. Worrell said police executed a search and seizure warrant Wednesday morning at the home and discovered human remains. The address of the warrant matches the home address of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, who has been missing since Friday. …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Police have been called to the home of Robert Richardson III a dozen times.
While police say there have been a dozen calls for police service to Robert Richardson's home over the past year, none were related to domestic violence until the night of the shooting, Monica Worrell, public information officer with the Harford County Sheriff's Office, said Wednesday. For instant updates, follow Bel Air Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Four of the calls to the home related to Richardson III having gone missing. He was quickly found in each instance and returned home, Worrell said. "There was no indicator that he was afraid to come back to the home," Worrell said. Patch has more on the calls to service in this article.
Monday was not the first time police have been called to the home of Robert Richardson III, who has been charged in the killing of his father.
The Bel Air teen, who will be charged as an adult in connection with his father's death, is expected to appear via closed circuit television for a bail review hearing Wednesday afternoon. Robert Richardson III, 16, was being held without bail Wednesday morning at the Harford County Detention Center on charges of first- and second-degree murder and use of a handgun in commission of a felony or violent crime. His bail review hearing is scheduled to take place at 1:15 p.m. in Harford County District Court. While police say there have been a dozen calls for police service to Richardson's home over the past year, none were related to domestic violence until the night of the shooting, Monica Worrell, public information officer with the Harford …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Robert Richardson III is facing murder charges in connection with the shooting death of his father Monday night.
A 16-year-old boy was charged as an adult Tuesday after allegedly shooting and killing his father at their Bel Air home then dumping the body in Aberdeen. For instant updates, follow Bel Air Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Robert C. Richardson III, 16, was charged Tuesday with first- and second-degree murder and use of a handgun in commission of a felony or violent crime. Richardson allegedly shot and killed his father, 58-year-old Robert Richardson Jr., inside their home in the 800 block of Moores Mill Road, according to a release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
The murder took place in the early morning of Dec. 8.
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- Sean Welsh
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Police arrested two men Friday in connection with a Dec. 8 murder in Edgewood. The Harford County Sheriff's Office arrested Joseph Andrew Nelson, 20, of Edgewater Drive in Edgewood, and Coty Lamonte Wilson, 21, of Mountain Road in Fallston on Friday. Nelson and Wilson were charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Christopher Curtis Alves, 21, of Edgewood. Both are being held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center, according to a release from the sheriff's office. The murder took place in the 1300 block of Harford Square Drive, O Court, in Edgewood. Alves was found dead by sheriff's deputies inside a silver Dodge Magnum after police received a report of a woman screaming in the area just before 9 a.m. …