Crime (114)

Suspect in murder had been deported to El Salvador

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) had deported Oscar Ernesto Delgado-Perez, the third suspect in a gang-related murder, twice before to El Salvador. Delgado-Perez then illegally entered the country again, to allegedly kill 20-year-old victim Cristian Antonio Villagran-Morales.

In his bond review on September 8, prosecutor Robert Hill told District Court Judge Zuberi Williams that Delgado-Perez was just about to leave to Texas when police found him. 

“He said to police: ‘If I hadn’t been drunk this morning, you guys would never have caught me,’” said Hill. 


Multiple murder suspect pleads not guilty in Circuit Court

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ROCKVILLE – Multiple murder suspect Eulalio Tordil pleaded not guilty Friday morning in Circuit Court. His attorneys asked to postpone the trial until next year due to the amount of evidence.

The now 63-year-old former Federal Protective Services employee appeared in court for the first time since his alleged two-day shooting spree at High Point High School in Prince George’s County on May 5, and the Westfield Montgomery Mall and Giant Food Supermarket in Aspen Hill on May 6. The shootings resulted in the deaths of three people, including 44-year-old estranged wife Gladys Tordil, 45-year-old Malcom Winffel and 65-year-old Claudina Molina. During that shooting spree, three others were wounded but survived, including Winffel’s coworker Carl Unger.


Burtonsville man found murdered in his home

ROCKVILLE – A Burtonsville man died last week after someone shot him in the chest.

Montgomery County Police said they found Syed Asad Hassan in his home at 4500 Sandy Spring Road with a gunshot wound in his chest Aug. 23.

The 22-year-old later died at a nearby hospital.

Police arrested two people who were at the scene of the fatal shooting last week and charged them with possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute it.

“This is not your average possession with intent to distribute (case). This is possession with intent to distribute associated with a homicide,” said prosecutor Patrick Mays.


Silver Spring man held on charge of attempted murder of pregnant woman

ROCKVILLE – A Silver Spring man is being held on a $5 million bond for the attempted murder of a pregnant woman who claims that he is the father of her child. The baby’s survival remains uncertain.

According to police reports, 18-year-old Dakota Brothers allegedly strangled and stabbed 19-year-old Samuela Wolfe, who was six months pregnant; he assaulted Wolfe after having sex with her in a wooded pathway behind 3015 Upton Street in Kensington the afternoon of August 31.


Dexter Manley pleads guilty to assault, receives probation

ROCKVILLE – Former Redskins player Dexter Manley pleaded guilty to punching a former coworker on the side of the head and giving him a concussion two months ago. His trial took place in District Court on Thursday.

Judge John Moffet sentenced Manley to a weekend in the weekend work program, a year of probation with community service, anger management sessions and a $200 fine.

According to police documents, the incident happened in Andrew Bernstein’s office at CE Construction Services in Derwood. Bernstein, another coworker, saw what happened.

The reports indicate Bernstein said Manley and Robert Jones, the victim, were having a conversation while Bernstein was sitting at his desk. During that conversation, Manley got up and walked over to Jones and punched him on the left side of the head.


Man found guilty of repeated rape

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ROCKVILLE – A jury found a Silver Spring man guilty of nine counts of sexual abusing his ex-girlfriend’s daughter Aug. 18.

“This case is about a 12-year-old girl who was asleep in her bed, who was brutally and repeatedly raped by someone she considered a father or at the very least, a step-father,” said prosecutor Elizabeth Haynos.

According to police, 35-year-old Kester Cuthbert raped and sexually abused his victim during the course of two years from January 2013 to January 2015.

He is due back in court in October for sentencing and faces a maximum of 190 years in prison.


Police hunt for juvenile victims

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Montgomery County Police are looking for juvenile victims of prostitution after a 15-year-old victim led them to arrest two suspects.

According to County police spokesperson Rick Goodale, Prince George’s County police arrested 34-year-old Atuan Rogers in July and 19-year-old Dierra Thomas in June.

Police said the victim worked for Thomas and Rogers for 2.5 months and had sex with 288 clients before she told Rogers she “didn’t want to have sex anymore.” Rogers hit the victim in response.


Local man charged with killing 72-year-old woman

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WHEATON – A 72-year-old woman described as a friendly neighbor who was active in her Silver Spring church is dead after police say someone murdered her last week in her home along the 2700 block of Arcola Avenue.

Montgomery County Police found Linda Johnson dead Aug. 3. Police arrested Kwasi Sadler Aug. 9, charging the 23-year-old with first-degree murder.


Mother pleads guilty to poisoning and burning her son


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ROCKVILLE – Narges Shafeirad pleaded guilty in circuit court on Thursday for poisoning her then 5-year-old son, Daniel Dana, before leaving him in a burning car.

According to court documents, on July 30, 2015 Shafeirad told police she had picked Daniel up from school on June 15 and drove him around to different restaurants in the Rio shopping center in Gaithersburg.

She also said she gave Daniel an entire bottle of “either Tylenol or Advil.” Shafeirad said she gave him medicine because he had symptoms of a cold and she was trying to bring down his fever. 

However, according to court documents, Daniel’s father, Hamid Azimi-Dana, and his kindergarten teachers would testify that Daniel showed no signs of a fever that day.


A good skin care product leads to jail time


ROCKVILLE – Circuit Court Judge Eric Johnson sentenced Frederick resident Luz Lemonfield to 10 days in prison with 18 months probation for pouring a skin care product in her coworker’s water bottle last October.

The sentencing took place on Tuesday afternoon at the circuit courthouse.

Police said when they took Lemonfield into custody, she told them, “Well, I guess it didn’t work, then.”

According to police, Lemonfield poured a skin care product from the salon she worked in into the water bottle of her coworker, Sofia Santa Cruz. The incident took place on October 31.

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