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UPDATE (February 5, 2016  12:12 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a second person in connection with the death of an Essex man in December.
 
Lisa Annette Kuczinski (50) of the 900 block of Woodlynn Road 21220 has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Detectives have already charged Daniel Albert Atkinson Jr (46) of the 900 block of Woodlynn Road 21221.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that the two suspects went to the victim’s home together. There was an altercation at the home during which the victim was stabbed repeatedly.
 
The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph of Lisa Annette Kuczinski

UPDATE (February 1, 2016  9:56 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with the death of an Essex man in December.
 
Daniel Albert Atkinson Jr (46) of the 900 block of Woodlynn Road 21221 is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Just after 11 a.m. on December 30, 2015, police responded to a home in the unit block of Sparton Drive 21221 for a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 78-year-old B.G. Ledford, who had suffered multiple stab wounds. He was declared deceased at the scene. Ledford's estranged wife had come to the location to check on him after family members had not be able to contact him. When she entered the location, she found Ledford lying on the floor.
 
Atkinson and Ledford are acquaintances.
 
The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph for Daniel Albert Atkinson Jr

Original release (December 31, 2015  10 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a man was killed in his Essex home.

Just after 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, police were called to a home in the unit block of Sparton Drive 21221 for a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male victim that had suffered traumatic injuries to the upper body. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The victim’s ex-wife had come to the location to check on him after family members had not be able to contact him. When she entered the location, she found the victim lying on the floor.

The victim has been identified as 78-year-old B.G. Ledford,who resided in the home where he was found.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives are trying to determine if this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Tips can also be submitted to Baltimore County Police on-line or by email.

UPDATE (February 5, 2016  9:36 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect and the victim from a homicide on Gum Rd in Dundalk Wednesday.
 
At approximately 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, an officer on patrol encountered 54-year-old Gary Burns walking in the middle of North Point Road. Gary Burns had a laceration on his hand and told the officer that he had been in a fight with his brother in their home in the 7600 block of Gum Road 21222.
 
When officers went to the home, they found his brother, 57-year-old Lawrence William Burns, suffering from multiple stab wounds and other injuries. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he died.
 
Gary burns was also transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment.
 
The investigation indicated that Gary Burns and Lawrence William Burns, had been involved in an altercation in their home. During the altercation, Gary Burns stabbed Lawrence William Burns multiple times.
 
Gary Burns has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph of Gary Burns

UPDATE (February 5, 2016  7:59 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have released updated information on the Wednesday morning homicide in Dundalk.
 
At approximately 6:30 a.m., Wednesday morning, an officer on patrol encountered a 54-year-old man walking in the middle of North Point Road. The man had a laceration on his hand and said that he had been in a fight with another person in his home in the 7600 block of Gum Road 21222.
 
When officers went to the home, they found 57-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds and other injuries. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he died.
 
The 54-year-old man was also transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment.
 
The investigation indicated that the two men, had been involved in an altercation in their home. During the altercation, the 54-year-old man stabbed the 57-year-old man multiple times.
 
The names of both men will be released after the suspect has had a bail hearing.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Original release (February 3, 2016  3:42 p.m.):

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 57-year-old man killed this morning in Dundalk during an altercation with another man.

The name of the victim will be released after family notifications are made. The suspect is in custody; his name will be released after charges formally are filed.

Police responded to the 7600 block of Gum Road, 21222, at about 6:30 a.m. They found the victim critically injured on the first floor of the single-family home; this was not a shooting. Baltimore County EMS personnel transported the victim to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he later died.

The two men were known to one another; both resided at the Gum Road residence.

The investigation is ongoing.

Original release (February 4, 2016  11:13 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a death that resulted from an assault involving two elderly patients at a Catonsville nursing home.

On January 26 at 7:15 p.m., police responded to the Forest Haven Nursing Home in the 700 block of Edmondson Avenue 21228 for an assault report. The investigation has indicated that a 61-year-old male patient pushed 84-year-old Henri Balmadier, also a patient, causing him to fall and hit his head.

Balmadier was transported to Saint Agnes Hospital for treatment and later transferred to Gilchrist Hospice Center in Columbia, where he died on February 1. The autopsy concluded that the cause of death was complications from head trauma; the manner of death was homicide.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. When the Homicide investigation is complete, the report will be turned over to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, which will decide if charges will be filed.

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