ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for killing a Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer when he slammed into his cruiser in 2004 is back in jail for allegedly violating probation.

Albert G. Antonelli, 39, of Queenstown was arrested Tuesday when he showed up for a court hearing. The Annapolis Capital reports that he was ordered held without bond on a September charge of possessing heroin and drug paraphernalia while on supervised probation.

Antonelli served three years in prison after killing Officer Duke Aaron III, 29, when his pickup truck, traveling more than 70 mph, hit the back of Aaron’s unmarked cruiser on Route 50 west of the Bay Bridge.

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Comments (5)
  1. rdnkkkgrl says:

    that just goes to show you how brilliant our criminal justice system is

  2. Kurt says:

    So this guy kills an officer and is out after only 3 years? Crazy!

  3. hahaha says:

    md. Land of soft justice

  4. NickNackPaddyWack says:

    Damn and that guy just killed a girl in VA got 28 years, this guy killed an Officer gets 3. Goes to show that our LAW enforcement means nothing. There is no fear in people anymore. A officer points his gun says to stop, we laugh because we know they wont do anything and the cant do anything. Our laws and enforcement are bogus.

  5. Jeff says:

    The article didn’t really explain much. The officer had just issued a ticket to another motorist when this guy slammed into the back of his unmarked cruiser along the highway. He did test positive for cocaine which is why he got negligent manslaughter and 3 years. People who drink and drive and kill someone get about the same. I don’t think it’s enough. If you make the decision to get behind the wheel while under the influence of anything, you should be responsible and get a harsher sentence. I just wanted to clarify since I saw posts making it sound like he had killed a cop intentionally.

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