Md. death row inmate plea refused again


WASHINGTON -- For the third time in the past six years, the Supreme Court refused yesterday to hear Kenneth Lloyd Collins, a Maryland death row inmate, in a challenge to his conviction and death sentence for a 1986 Parkville slaying during an $80 sidewalk robbery.

The justices turned down earlier appeals by Collins in 1990 and 1994. His latest plea contended that the entire Maryland death penalty scheme is racially biased.

Collins, whose last address was in the 1800 block of N. Regester St. in East Baltimore, was convicted of shooting Wayne L. Breeden, a Maryland National Bank official, as he withdrew money from an automated teller machine.

Pub Date: 10/08/96

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