Father, daughter charged with murder in Anne Arundel

February 2, 2013

A father and daughter have been arrested in Maryland and charged with murder, according to authorities.

The two were charged in the death of a man who had been in “an ongoing dispute” with the adult daughter, Anne Arundel County police said Friday.

Police said Eric G. Banks, 48, of Camberwell Court in Baltimore and his daughter Erica T. Banks, 27, of Green Acres Drive in Glen Burnie were charged in the death of Darren D. Bell, 26, of Baltimore, who had been shot and stabbed. He was found Jan. 27 in a wooded area near Marley Neck Boulevard in Glen Burnie.

Officers had been sent there after a disturbance was reported.

Eric Banks was walking toward a vehicle there, police said. They said Erica Banks was in a nearby vehicle in which a handgun was found.


Eric Banks was charged with first-degree murder in the death of a man in Glen Burnie early Sunday morning. (Anne Arundel County Police)

It was not clear why the victim and suspects were all there.

Authorities said the father was arrested Jan. 27 and the daughter was arrested Friday after further investigation.

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