Deliberations Jury deliberations began yesterday in the Montgomery County murder trial of a former deputy U.S. marshal.

Arthur L. Lloyd, 54, is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Ryan T. Stowers, 20, after an Oct. 29 traffic dispute on Rockville Pike. Jurors deliberated for eight hours.

Montgomery Circuit Court Judge Ann S. Harrington instructed jurors Monday that they can find Lloyd guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree murder or voluntary manslaughter -- or none of those crimes. He also is charged with reckless endangerment and using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.

Fatal Shooting A 29-year-old man was killed in Mount Rainier late Monday after he argued with another man, police said.

Donald V. Spriggs of the 4300 block of 28th Place began arguing about 8 p.m. with an unidentified man, police said. The man shot Spriggs, who got into his car and drove to a convenience store, police said.

Spriggs then collapsed and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Cars Shot At Six vehicles were shot at with a BB gun last night in the Glenarden area, Prince George's County police said.

No one was injured in the shootings near the 2800 block of Foxglove Way about 7 p.m., said Cpl. Clinton Copeland, a police spokesman.

One woman had the rear glass of her minivan shattered, and she told police that two males may have fired from a wooded area nearby. No information was available about damage to the other five vehicles.



* An unidentified man was found fatally shot about 4:30 p.m. yesterday in the 4300 block of Ponds Street NE, said Officer Quintin Peterson, a D.C. police spokesman. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.


Sentencing Hearing A federal judge in Alexandria has set a resentencing hearing for July 29 for three members of an alleged "Virginia jihad network,'' court officials said yesterday.

U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema last year imposed sentences of life in prison on Masoud Khan, 85 years in prison on Seifullah Chapman, and eight years and one month in prison on Hammad Abdur-Raheem. They were convicted of conspiring to aid a Muslim group fighting India that the government has deemed a terrorist organization.

A federal appeals court ruled that the men must be sentenced again because of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision saying U.S. sentencing guidelines were advisory, not mandatory.

Parents Charged A Spotsylvania County couple is facing criminal charges after officers saw youths drinking in the couple's home and 14 juveniles there tested positive for alcohol last weekend, the sheriff's office said.

Cathy Wang, 43, and Inchol Wang, 48, were charged with 14 counts each of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor, Sheriff Howard D. Smith said.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.