The Osmonds (music group)

Sister of Md. correctional officer calls slaying a 'nightmare'

Lee Edward Stephens

A sister of slain correctional officer David McGuinn told jurors weighing whether to sentence his killer to death that the two siblings were so close that others in the family called them "Donnie and Marie."

"We did everything pretty much together," said Crystal D'Amore, who said the childhood reference to the Osmonds came from the skiing and skating they enjoyed together. She said McGuinn grew to become a kind man, attentive to his family.

Two years apart in age, they remained so close as adults that she routinely waited for him to return to the family's New Jersey home for his days off from work at the now-closed House of Correction. She was waiting on...