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Man accused in one slaying also accused in a murder try


A 33-year-old man, charged with the murder of a teacher's aide a week ago on the Westview Mall parking lot, has been accused of attempted murder in an unrelated attack, Baltimore County police say.

Wesley Baker, of the 1300 block of Homestead St. in East Baltimore, is being held without bond in the Baltimore County Detention Center on charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery and handgun violations in connection with the death of Jane Frances Tyson, 49.

Tyson was robbed of $10 and shot in the head 8:30 p.m. June 6 behind the Value City department store at Westview Mall on U.S. 40, police said.

Another man, Gregory Lawrence, 34, of the first block of Sheviot Court in Woodlawn, also is being held without bond on first-degree murder, armed robbery and handgun charges in Tyson's death.

About 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Eric Smith, 19, no address given, identified Baker as the man who shot him in the arm May 31 after taking his jewelry and cash, police said.

The gunman shot Smith in the arm, police said. When Smith fell, the gunman shot him in the jaw and fled, police said.

Yesterday in Towson, Baker was ordered held without bail.

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