- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 15, 2002

BALTIMORE (AP) A former police officer pleaded guilty yesterday to shooting his wife's lover while his wife begged for her life.
Rodney Price, 34, pleaded guilty to repeatedly shooting Tristin Little, 24, on March 15 after the officer spotted the pair leaving Little's home.
Price said, "I love y'all, all right," to family members as he walked out of the courtroom in handcuffs after pleading guilty to first-degree murder. A sentencing date was not set.
Mr. Little died at the scene, while Charice Lynn Price was not injured.
Police said after the killing that Price was aware of the affair and was driving his two children to their grandmother's home about 10:30 p.m. when he spotted his wife and Mr. Little together and confronted them. The children, ages 3 and 10, did not witness the shooting because Price parked a short distance away and walkedto confront the pair.
Price's wife told investigators that Price had warned Mr. Little to stay away from his wife. Police said Price fired a burst of shots at Mr. Little, paused as his wife pleaded with him, and then fired at Mr. Little again.
In 1998, Price's wife accused him of domestic assault, but refused to sign a police report after being questioned by investigators. Police temporarily suspended Price's use of his service weapon for several months after the incident.
In exchange for the plea, prosecutors agreed to a sentence of life in prison with all but 50 years suspended.

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