Man found fatally shot; wife charged
PASADENA -- A 42-year-old Pasadena man was found dead of a gunshot wound in the bedroom of his Clearview Village home yesterday morning. Police charged his wife with first-degree murder.
Debra Marie Young, 32, was charged about 10 hours after she called the police to report finding her husband's body in the couple's home in the first block of Margaret Ave.
Mrs. Young told officers that she found the body of her husband, Henry William Young, after she returned from a laundromat at 10:30 a.m. with the couple's three young children. She was charged after police questioned her for several hours at the Eastern District police station.
"They have been having financial and marital problems," said Lt. Michael McNelly, head of the Crimes Against Persons Section.
Lieutenant McNelly said that the couple's children -- a 5-year-old boy and two girls, ages 4 and 7 months -- were not in the house at the time of the shooting. They were being cared for last night by Mrs. Young's parents, police said.
Neighbors said Mr. Young, a National Security Agency employee, was an avid hunter and gun buff who belonged to several gun clubs and kept firearms in his home.
Ferndale Baptists break ground for new church
FERNDALE -- For 7 1/2 years, Rev. Michael Hubers and the congregation of Fellowship Baptist Church have had to split their worship between a senior citizens center and a public school. Soon, they'll have a place to call their own.
Yesterday, the 125 members of Fellowship Baptist Church broke ground at the site of their future church home in Ferndale at 1015 Sundown Road.
Fire forces 6 families to leave Essex homes
ESSEX -- Six families were forced from their homes yesterday afternoon as a three-alarm fire of accidental origin heavily damaged their building in the Essexshire Gate apartment complex in Essex, authorities said.
An iron left unattended caused the fire, which started in a second-floor apartment in the 800 block of Briarhill Place, Battalion Chief Michael Whittaker said.
Chief Whittaker said that the fire, reported at 1:05 p.m., caused severe damage to two apartments and that another four sustained mostly water and smoke damage. No one was injured, and damage was estimated at between $150,000 and $200,000.
Arundel man pulled from burning car
ELLICOTT CITY -- An Anne Arundel County man was pulled from his burning car by two citizens yesterday after the vehicle crashed into an overpass pillar in Howard County, county police said.
Michael Lee Redd, 42, was driving south on U.S. 29 just before 2 a.m. when his car ran off the left side of the road, struck a snowbank, went over the median and became airborne. The car, a 1983 Chevrolet Malibu station wagon, came down on Frederick Road, which runs under U.S. 29. The car struck the overpass and caught fire, police said.
Two men pulled a semiconscious Mr. Redd from his car before flames engulfed it. Police identified the rescuers as John Patti of Catonsville and Tim Oliver of Arbutus.
Mr. Redd was taken to University of Maryland Hospital's Shock Trauma center, where he was listed in critical and stable condition last night.
Man, 29, killed in car accident
GAITHERSBURG -- A 29-year-old man was killed late Saturday in a two-car accident on Snouffer School and Centerway roads in Gaithersburg.
Gabriel Elizondo was driving south on Snouffer School Road about 11:30 p.m., when he crossed crossed the center line and was struck by an oncoming car. Mr. Elizondo's car went off the road and struck several trees.