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Inmate fatally stabbed at House of Correction

JESSUP - An inmate at the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup died from stab wounds to the abdomen yesterday morning after a correctional officer found him bleeding outside his cell, a Maryland Division of Correction official said.

Capt. Priscilla Doggett, division spokeswoman, did not release the man's identity yesterday, saying officials were trying to locate his family. The 32-year-old had been serving a life sentence for homicide and weapons charges since June 1992.

The inmate was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center about 8:45 a.m. and was pronounced dead there about 10 a.m., Doggett said. No weapon was recovered, and no one has been charged, Doggett said.

Advocate chosen leader of housing authority board

ANNAPOLIS - Affordable housing advocate Trudy McFall was elected the chairwoman of the board of commissioners of the Annapolis housing authority yesterday.

McFall, chairwoman of the nonprofit Homes for America and president of the Anne Arundel Affordable Housing Coalition, was appointed to the board in July by Mayor Ellen O. Moyer, who successfully lobbied the General Assembly to increase the size of the board to seven members from five.

McFall replaces Howard Pinskey, a five-year veteran on the board who has served four one-year terms as chairman. Patricia Holliday, an Annapolis Gardens resident who serves as the tenant member, replaces Marita Carroll as vice chairwoman.

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