Suspect Identified Annapolis police have identified the suspect in the stabbing death of a woman Sunday as Jose Cacimiro Amaya-Diaz of Annapolis.
Police say Amaya-Diaz, also known as "El Diablo," is wanted in connection with the slaying of Angela Holland, 42, who was found with stab wounds at her home in the 1200 block of Thom Court. They say he is considered armed and dangerous.
Amaya-Diaz has also lived in Edgewater and Montgomery County. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-268-9000.
Racketeering Charges More details emerged yesterday in federal court in Greenbelt about three of 19 alleged Mara Salvatrucha gang members indicted on racketeering charges.
Prosecutors allege that Juan Lopez, 19, also known as Juan Pablo Arevalo, was involved in a turf war that led to a drive-by shooting March 26 by another MS-13 gang member that killed a teenage bystander, Jose M. Arias of Hyattsville. They said he has served six months in jail in Montgomery County on an assault charge. His detention hearing was continued until Friday.
Another defendant, Jose Cruz Diaz, 24, was detained. Prosecutors said he was present at the January killing of Anthony Campos, 15, of Northern Virginia.
Defendant Edgar Ayala, 28, who prosecutors have said was a gang leader, waived his hearing until pretrial services officials and his attorney can gather more information from his family.
Fatal Assault An Arlington man who allegedly was punched by a man in downtown Washington more than a month ago died over the weekend, and D.C. police have ruled it a homicide.
Kai Niu, 26, of the 1400 block of North Taft Street, died Saturday.
Police said he hit his head on the pavement when he fell after being struck Aug. 8 in the 1700 block of K Street NW. He was transported to George Washington University Hospital.
Kenneth Kelly, 38, whose address was not immediately available, was charged the day after the incident with simple assault. The U.S. attorney's office is investigating whether additional charges should be filed.
Day-Care Worker Charged A former employee of an Ashburn preschool was charged yesterday with assaulting two toddlers in late July, Loudoun County authorities said.
Carie Beth Baker, 32, of Ashburn is accused of assaulting the children while she worked at Mulberry Child Care and Preschool on Railstop Terrace, sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell said. Neither child, each of whom is younger than 3, sustained injuries that required medical treatment, he said.
Baker was charged with two counts of simple assault and battery. She was released on bond.
Compiled from reports by staff writers.