MARYLAND

Slaying Sentence A Prince George's County judge sentenced a man to life in prison without parole plus 20 years yesterday for killing a former friend, prosecutors said.

Circuit Court Judge Michelle D. Hotten sentenced Wayne I. Holder, 32, for the Jan. 14 murder of Bruce Solomon, 34.

Holder invaded a District Heights apartment and shot Solomon in the chest and the back of the head. Holder was identified by witnesses, prosecutors said.

Holder and Solomon had been involved in an altercation outside a nightclub in the Forestville area in November 2004, prosecutors said. The two had argued over drug money, prosecutors said.

Homicide Ruled Howard County police are investigating the death of a 50-year-old man found dead in his home with tiny puncture wounds on his body.

A friend found the body of Juan Miguel Gonzales, of the 13000 block of Route 144 in West Friendship about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

Investigators and medical examiners at the scene saw no sign of foul play.

"There weren't any obvious wounds," said Pfc. Jennifer Reidy, a police spokeswoman.

But an autopsy performed yesterday revealed tiny stab wounds on the body, police said. The death has been ruled a homicide.

Rockville Kidnapping Montgomery County police are looking for two men accused of kidnapping a woman during a carjacking Monday night in Rockville.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Edgar E. Colocho-Hernandez, 30, of Wheaton. The second suspect has not been identified.

Police said Colocho-Hernandez and his accomplice threatened a public transportation bus driver before getting into a blue 1992 four-door Acura Legend at Baltimore Road and First Street.

The suspects might have been fleeing a dangerous situation, police said.

The female driver of the Acrua was able to escape at a gas station on Rockville Pike. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 240-773-5100.

Bank Robberies Montgomery County detectives are investigating two bank robberies this week.

An armed robbery was reported Wednesday at the PNC Bank at 10211 Old Georgetown Rd. in Bethesda.

Two men wearing white masks entered the bank shortly before closing time, went behind the counter and left with cash. They fled in a late-model four-door sedan heading north on Old Georgetown Road.

Yesterday morning, police responded to a robbery at the Sandy Spring Bank at 1601 E. Gude Dr. in Rockville.

The robber in that case was described as a white man, unshaven, between 45 and 50 years old, 5 feet 9 and about 170 pounds.

Police ask that anyone with information about either robbery call 240-773-5100.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.