Gory Prince George's
- A Gruesome Year Leaves Scores Of Sad Mysteries; 86 of the County's 173 Homicides in 2005 Remain Unsolved
- Post, 12 Jan 2006 (by Allison Klein, Washington Post Staff Writer)
- A thoughtful review mentioning several victims, just ordinary people trying to live their normal daily lives, whose murders remain unsolved.
- Police still have not publicly identified the 56 year old murdered January 6 on Landover Road, and have not responded to an inquiry send to their "Customer Service" e-mail address.
- Life in Prison for Man Who Kidnapped, Murdered Cop's Son
- wtopnews.com, 11 Jan 2006 (AP)
GREENBELT, Md.- A man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for his role in the kidnap and murder of the son of a District police officer in 2002.
James Everett Flood III, 28, was one of three men charged with abducting Eric Hayes II from a street corner in the District in January 2003. Hayes was driven into Prince George's County, where he was pistol-whipped and shot several times. Police found his body in Temple Hills.
Flood, a District resident, was convicted in October in U.S. District Court of kidnapping, conspiracy and gun charges. In addition to the life sentence for kidnapping leading to death, Judge Peter Messitte also sentenced Flood to 65 years on the conspiracy and gun charges.
Flood's co-defendant in the case, Kenneth Lighty, was sentenced to death by a jury in November - a verdict Messitte is expected to accept at a Feb. 3 sentencing. A third man, Lorenzo Wilson, was convicted of conspiracy to kidnap in a separate trial. He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 30.
(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
- County official lays out ‘‘ambitious” legislative plan
The Prince George’s County delegation will unveil the Johnson administration’s legislative agenda in Annapolis this month, emphasizing a request for nearly $120 million for school construction and renovation.
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County Executive Jack B. Johnson outlined the agenda on Monday at a media event at James Madison Middle School in Upper Marlboro. He was joined by members of the county’s legislative delegation. The legislature’s 90-day session opened on Wednesday.
‘‘We will do everything we can to pass any bill that you put in,” Del. James E. Proctor, Jr. told Johnson. Proctor (D-Dist. 27A) of Brandywine is a former educator and staunch supporter of school funding initiatives.
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‘‘It’s an ambitious agenda,” said County Council Chair Thomas E. Dernoga (D-Dist. 1) of Laurel.
‘‘Our focus is on the right things,” said Del. Joanne C. Benson (D-Dist. 24) of Landover.
County Councilwoman Camille A. Exum (D-Dist. 7) of Capitol Heights and Councilman Samuel H. Dean (D-Dist. 6) of Mitchellville will serve as the council’s point people on key legislation during the session.
- More General Assemby news in a later report.