An 18-year-old Baltimore woman who witnessed the killing of a 29-year-old city man in Owings Mills in June was being held without bail on a first-degree murder charge at the Baltimore County Women's Detention Center yesterday, accused of helping to set up the fatal robbery, police said.
Chantiece Renee Koromah, of the 2600 block of Mura St., was arrested late Tuesday by county police. Police said she and Nicole Mongelli lured Donnie A. Joy Jr. to the parking lot where he was robbed and shot to death by two men June 13, according to District Court charging documents.
In the court papers, detectives said that Joy was called to Owings Mills to give Koromah and Mongelli a ride and that the women discussed the two men's plan to rob and to kill Joy. Mongelli was also shot during the incident, police said in the court papers.
Police didn't initially identify her because they said she was expected to testify against the two men charged with Joy's murder.
However, Officer Shawn Vinson, a county police spokesman, said yesterday that detectives would not confirm if her agreement to testify was the reason why she hasn't been charged in the case, saying only that Joy's murder still was under investigation.
Baltimore residents Reginald Jermall Manning, 22, of the 700 block of Allendale St., and Larry Ervin Jackson, 19, of the 5600 block of St. Mary's St., were charged with murder June 15 in Joy's death.
Detectives said two men got into the back seat of Joy's car in a parking lot near Pleasant Hill and Reisterstown roads, pulled out handguns and announced a robbery.
Police say the men shot Joy, of the 700 block of Edgewood St., left his body in a parking lot, went through his pockets to steal his money and took his car. The two suspects knew Joy and knew that he carried a lot of cash, Vinson said.
No trial date has been scheduled for the two suspects and Koromah.