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Death of woman shot in Baltimore in 1995 was ruled a homicide on Saturday

Michele Blanding, who died nearly a quarter-century after she was shot in the Pen Lucy neighborhood, was determined on Saturday to be Baltimore’s most recent homicide victim of 2019.

The Baltimore Police Department said in a news release that Blanding was shot and wounded on May 24, 1995 in the 4100 block of St. George’s Ave.

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An autopsy conducted by the Medical Examiner’s office has concluded that Blanding’s death on May 18, 2019 at the age of 59 was a result of that shooting “and is therefore a homicide,” the release said.

Shortly after the shooting, a 35-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted murder. He was later acquitted, court records show.

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Police spokesman Det. Donny Moses wrote in an email that officers will not be attempting to charge that man with the homicide.

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