Pasadena man enters Alford plea in death of pedestrian last year


A Pasadena man charged in the death of a pedestrian who was walking home from work a year ago entered an Alford plea yesterday.

William Glenn Greene, 60, did not admit guilt but agreed that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him of negligent homicide while under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of the fatality.

Roger Gordon Sr., 61, also of Pasadena was killed in the early evening of Jan. 22.

At Greene's March 18 sentencing, Deputy State's Attorney William D. Roessler said, he will ask Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Nancy Davis-Loomis to incarcerate him.

The day of the accident, Greene was eastbound in his van on Mountain Road when he failed to yield to an oncoming car, turning left in front of it and into an Exxon station, Roessler said. The driver of the car hit the brakes, but the car struck Greene's van, which hit Gordon, who had been walking in the entrance area of the station.

Greene drove away, but his van was seen shortly afterward passing the station while police were there. A police car followed Greene's van to his driveway, where Greene cooperated with the officer, Roessler said. Roessler said Greene's blood alcohol level was 0.11 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

William Turc Sr., Greene's lawyer, said Greene did not know a pedestrian had been struck and that when he looked around for the car that struck his van, he did not see it.

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