Lawyers seek to block evidence in murder case
MARRIOTTSVILLE -- Attorneys for a Marriottsville man charged with murdering his wife are trying to prevent some police evidence from being used at his trial.
John Carroll Calhoun, 51, is accused of kicking an aluminum ladder his wife was standing on outside their home, causing her to fall and strike her head on steel scaffolding May 13. Police claim he left 45-year-old Gladys Calhoun to die, then feigned surprise when relatives discovered her body hours later.
Mr. Calhoun is charged with murder, manslaughter, assault with intent to murder, reckless endangerment, assault and battery. A hearing to determine what evidence can be used began yesterday before Circuit Judge Dennis Sweeney.