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“I was shocked,” Mr. Boujrad said of the good news.” They said, ‘We apologize for the delay.’”

MARYLAND

SALISBURY

Death penalty sought in pastor’s killing

Wicomico County State’s Attorney Davis Ruark is seeking the death penalty against a man charged with killing a retired Delmar pastor.

Antonio Herneisen, 40, of Dagsboro, Del., is charged in the April 2 beating death of the Rev. Van Crawford. Police said Mr. Herneisen had been borrowing money from Mr. Crawford.

Mr. Herneisen was arrested in Delaware and returned to Wicomico County earlier this month to face the charges of first- and second-degree murder, armed robbery and related offenses.

Mr. Ruark filed his death penalty notice Wednesday.

The trial is scheduled for August.

BOWIE

Passenger stabbed on Metrobus

A passenger stabbed on a Metrobus yesterday afternoon was in critical condition, authorities said.

One suspect was taken into custody, Metro Transit Police said.

A Metro spokeswoman said the stabbing happened shortly before 5 p.m. on the B-22 bus at on Kent Hill Drive near Tasker Middle School. The route runs from the New Carrollton Metro station to Bowie State University.

BALTIMORE

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