MARYLAND

Rape conviction: A Suitland man was convicted yesterday of raping, kidnapping and trying to kill the 14-year-old daughter of his then-girlfriend, officials said.

A Prince George's County jury convicted Dennis E. Inabinett, 46, of first-degree rape, attempted second-degree murder, kidnapping and other charges in connection with the Feb. 8 attack, prosecutors said.

Circuit Court Judge E. Allen Shepherd scheduled sentencing for Nov. 5.

THE DISTRICT

Indictments in slayings: A grand jury indicted three suspects on murder charges yesterday in a 2003 triple killing at Colonel Brooks' Tavern in Northeast Washington.

Rodman Durham, 29, of Baltimore, Tyree Dunn, 27, of Temple Hills, and Joel Smith, 22, of Northeast Washington were charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy and other crimes, federal prosecutors said.

They are accused of shooting and killing Rodney Barnes, 47, of Washington, Neomi Payne, 48, of Glen Echo, and Joshua Greenberg, 34, of Hyattsville in an April 6, 2003, robbery that netted about $3,000. The employees had come to work early to prepare an Easter brunch, and their bodies were found inside a walk-in refrigerator. A fourth suspect, David A. Wright -- a former cook at the tavern who has been identified as the mastermind of the crime -- killed himself before police could arrest him.

VIRGINIA

Store burglarized: Burglars hit a Best Buy electronics store in Springfield last week and made off with at least $50,000 worth of merchandise, Fairfax County police disclosed yesterday. Police believe that the incident occurred about 4:45 a.m. Friday and that two men entered through a back door of the store on Frontier Drive, near Springfield Mall. Officer Bud Walker declined to comment on what was taken, whether an alarm was activated during the incident or whether police have any suspects in the case.

Police also would not say whether a surveillance camera captured any of the heist or how it was known that two men committed the crime. Walker said that the rear door was forced open and that police do not know how long the burglars were inside.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.