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Woman arrested in North Carolina in connection with 2014 Carroll County murder

Maryland State Police arrested a woman in North Carolina on Monday in connection with the 2014 murder of Prakash Rampatsingh in Carroll County, according to a news release.

Charity Sophia Goodwin, 38, of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, was indicted Dec. 17 by a Carroll County grand jury. She was charged with 12 counts including first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, theft, motor vehicle theft, and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence, according to Maryland State Police.

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At this time, Goodwin remains detained in North Carolina by the Mecklenberg County Sheriff’s Office while awaiting extradition back to Maryland.

The body of Rampatsingh, 50, of Hanover, Pennsylvania, was discovered on June 27, 2014, in the area of the 3300 block of Falls Road in Hampstead. Investigators later determined Rampatsingh was Goodwin’s landlord at the time of his murder.

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Detectives believe Rampatsingh traveled to the rental property in Baltimore where Goodwin lived on or about June 24. They then believe a confrontation occurred, and Rampatsingh was kidnapped and driven in his vehicle to Carroll County, where he was shot and killed. Rampatsingh’s vehicle, a Dodge truck, was discovered abandoned in Prince George’s County later on.

State Police homicide detectives and prosecutors from the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office worked on the case over the past seven years until an indictment could be issued against the suspect, state police report.

The case remains under investigation.

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