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Second man charged in killing

The Baltimore Sun

Maryland State Police and city police officers arrested a second suspect last night in the killing of a man whose body was found in the trunk of a burning car Wednesday in Linthicum.

Robert Edward Speake, 18, of the 4900 block of Brookwood Road in Brooklyn was arrested about 7 p.m. after barricading himself in a house on the property of the McLean Construction Co. in the 2000 block of Benhill Ave. in Curtis Bay, state police said. A tip led to Speake's arrest.

Speake and a second man, Michael P. Smith, 28, of Glen Burnie, who was arrested earlier, are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Philliip Airey, 36, of Glen Burnie. The victim's burning car was found on a ramp leading from the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Linthicum.

Speake was being held at the Glen Burnie barracks pending an appearance before a District Court commissioner, police said.

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