MARYLAND

Police cleared: A Montgomery County grand jury yesterday cleared police of criminal wrongdoing in the death of Eric Wolle, 45, who died April 27 after he was subdued by officers near his Washington Grove home, authorities said.

The grand jury ruled that the actions of the seven Montgomery officers involved were justified, and no criminal charges will be filed against the officers, police and prosecutors said.

Preliminary autopsy results found that Wolle, who had been diagnosed as bipolar schizophrenic, died of cardiac arrhythmia in a setting of extreme psychosis and physical restraint, according to several sources familiar with the autopsy. Police use of a Taser -- an electronic device used to stun unruly subjects -- did not contribute to Wolle's death, the autopsy found.

Pornography sentence: A federal judge yesterday sentenced a 60-year-old Silver Spring resident to 27 months in prison for possession of child pornography, prosecutors said.

In March of last year, Robert Sokoloff transmitted a pornographic image of a girl under the age of 12 to an undercover FBI agent, the officials said.

Agents subsequently seized at least 15 images of child pornography and child erotica during a search of his home computer.

Sokoloff pleaded guilty in April to one count of possession of child pornography. He must also register as a sex offender, pay a $6,000 fine and serve three years of supervised release once he is released from prison.

Murder suspects indicted: A grand jury yesterday formally indicted the two suspects charged with murdering three children in Northwest Baltimore last month.

Adan Espinoza Canela, 17, and Policarpio Espinoza, 22, were each indicted on three counts of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon.

An arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 7.

The indictment stems from the May 27 deaths of Lucero Quezada, 8; her brother, Ricardo Espinoza, 9; and their cousin, Alexis Espejo, 10. An autopsy revealed that the children suffered multiple injuries from cutting wounds and blunt-force trauma to the head.

Policarpio Espinoza was the uncle of two of the children, and Adan Espinoza Canela was their cousin.

Prosecutors said yesterday that they still have no motive. The suspects, both immigrants from Mexico in the country illegally, are being held at the Baltimore City Detention Center without bail.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.