Jury Deliberating In Hospital Slaying Case A Howard County jury began deliberating Thursday in the case of a man charged with strangling a fellow patient at a maximum-security state mental hospital, a woman who lived two doors away from him and had become his confidant. After more than five hours of deliberations, the jury went home for the evening and is set to resume Friday morning.
Jurors Hear Account Of Fellow Patient's StranglingHoward County jurors heard a recording of a man telling investigators his version of the strangling of a fellow patient at a state maximum-security mental hospital.
Attorney: Hospital Killing Part Of Suicide PactAn attorney for a patient at a maximum-security mental hospital plans to argue at trial next week that the 2010 strangling of a fellow patient was part of a half-fulfilled suicide pact.
Report Faults Employees At Mental HospitalA state report is faulting employees at Maryland's maximum-security psychiatric hospital for their behavior during the strangulation of a patient last September.