Police identify victims of fatal shootings
Yesterday, police identified three men found fatally shot Wednesday in separate locations in the city and whose deaths appear to be unrelated. No arrests had been made. Shortly before 3 a.m., Eastern District police found Demetrius M. Saulsbury, 22, of the 3400 block of Elmley Ave., in the 1700 block of N. Washington St. in the Broadway East neighborhood suffering from a bullet wound to the head. He died a short time later at Johns Hopkins Hospital. About 1:45 p.m., Southwestern District police in the 4500 block of Franklintown Road at Gwynns Falls Trail observed the door of a restroom broken and a man's feet sticking out. On the floor, police found the body of Lemuel Wallace, 37, of the 4500 block of Maryknoll Road. Detective Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman, said officers were in the area of the restroom a few hours earlier and that there were no signs of violence. In the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore, David Bryan Wright, 47, of the 2900 block of E. Federal St. was fatally shot in a house in the 1600 block of Gorsuch Ave. about 4 p.m. Metro Crime Stoppers, 410-276-8888, is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and an indictment in any of the homicides.
63 years imposed in Columbia arson
A man received a 63-year sentence yesterday for setting a fire at his former girlfriend's Columbia townhouse that severely injured her daughter. The term exceeds sentencing guidelines. Scott Allen Pryor, 45, of Essex, who was convicted last year of first-degree arson, first- and second-degree assault, burglary and reckless endangerment, must serve at least half of the sentence imposed by Howard Circuit Judge Diane O. Leasure. The conviction stemmed from an incident in November 2007. Noting the "horrific" nature of the crime, Leasure said that exceeding the sentencing guidelines was justified.
A convicted accessory to murder is sentenced
A 20-year-old Columbia man who was convicted last year of being the accessory after the fact to the 2007 murder of Trae Allen was sentenced yesterday to one year of home confinement and three years of supervised probation. Jason Shapiro, the attorney for Kenneth Sledd, argued that his client was unaware that Charles Richardson IV had killed Allen. Richardson recently was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, plus 20 years for using a weapon to commit the murder, and a second similar sentence for killing a 7-Eleven clerk 25 days before killing Allen.