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Body that is found in Cherry Hill may be missing woman's

The body of woman - believed to be that of a White Marsh resident reported missing Dec. 17 - was found last night in Baltimore's Cherry Hill community, and a man who led police to the remains was in custody, authorities said.

Hours earlier, a silver-colored 2002 Honda Accord registered to the missing woman was found in Baltimore County, police said.

Shortly after the car was found, county police took into custody a man who claimed he killed the woman - 26-year-old Dionne Renee Soulter of the 1900 block of Ellinwood Road - and buried her in Cherry Hill.

Late last night, the man, believed to be her boyfriend, led county detectives, a county police crime lab technician and a city police officer to the 200 block of Reedbird Ave., where the body was found, police said.

Police did not say where the woman may have been killed. An autopsy was to determine the cause of death and make positive identification.

Police said the boyfriend reported her missing Dec. 17. He had said she left for her job at Planned Parenthood in Towson that morning. She never arrived at work, and had not contacted friends or relatives, police said then.

Man, 19, shot and killed in East Baltimore

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed early yesterday in East Baltimore, city police said.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting in the 3200 block of McElderry St. found the victim, Eric Green of the 500 block of N. Lakewood Ave., about 3 a.m. sprawled on the sidewalk, police said. Green, who had been shot in the head, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrest had been made. Anyone with information was asked to call Detective Paul Kidd at 410-396-2100.

Man, 36, pleads guilty to fatal shooting

A 36-year-old Northwest Baltimore man pleaded guilty this week to second-degree murder for opening fire inside a carryout restaurant in March, killing Wade Walker, 32, of the 5100 block of Cordelia Ave.

James Earl Murphy of the 6900 block of Fieldcrest Road is scheduled to be sentenced this month. Another defendant in the killing is scheduled for trial in March. The name of the second defendant was unavailable.

Prosecutors said the two men burst into Pimlico Fried Chicken in the 3700 block of W. Belvedere Ave. on March 12, fatally shot Wade and wounded another man.

Murphy pleaded guilty Monday to charges of second-degree murder, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, conspiracy to commit murder, and possession with intent to distribute narcotics. Baltimore Circuit Judge David Mitchell is scheduled to sentence him Jan. 25.

Law school to hold technology conference

The University of Maryland School of Law will hold a conference tomorrow on ways to use technology to improve access to justice.

"Technology & Access to Justice" will be interactive and will focus on technology that can help moderate-income people with matters of civil law.

The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the law school's Ceremonial Court Room, 500 W. Baltimore St. It is open to the public, but registration is required. Information or to register: www.law.umaryland.edu/con ferences.asp or 410-706-3295.

In Baltimore County

Dundalk man, 41, killed in single-vehicle accident

EDGEMERE - A Dundalk man was killed in a one-vehicle accident early yesterday on North Point Road at Dogwood Road, police said yesterday.

The 41-year-old, who was not identified pending notification of relatives, was driving a Chevrolet S-10 pickup north about 6:30 a.m. when the vehicle left the road, striking a fire hydrant and then a tree. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said they do not know what caused the accident.

Christmas tree collection offered through Jan. 29

TOWSON - Curbside collection of Christmas trees from single-family homes and townhouses in Baltimore County will continue through Jan. 29.

The Bureau of Solid Waste Management said trees should be placed at the front curb or street by Jan. 23. Trees will not be collected from alleys.

Information: Bureau of Solid Waste Management customer service: 410-887-2000.

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