Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Westminster Maryland Online: Carroll Co. Murder suspect in custody and will be charged with death of his father

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NEWS RELEASE
MARYLAND STATE POLICE HEADQUARTERS: PIKESVILLE, MD 21208

                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2013

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(MT. AIRY, MD) – A Carroll County man is in Maryland State Police custody and will be charged in connection with the murder of his father that occurred this afternoon at the home the two shared. 

The victim is identified as Michael J. Pine, 63, of the 700-block of Bridlewreath Way, Mt. Airy, Md.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  His body will be taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death  

The suspect is identified as Joseph W. Pine, 31, the son of the victim, who lived with him at the same address. 
 After consultation with the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, State Police homicide investigators will be obtaining charging documents for the suspect tonight for the crimes of first and second degree murder.  Additional charges are possible, pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.

Joseph Pine has been taken to the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster for medical and psychological evaluations.  Charges will be served on him either late tonight or tomorrow, depending on the disposition at the hospital.  He will remain under State Police guard until he is charged, when his custody will be turned over to Carroll County Detention Center deputies.  

Shortly before 3:00 p.m. today, Maryland State Police at the Westminster Barrack received a 911 call from a neighbor reporting a disturbance between the victim and suspect outside their residence.  A state trooper assigned to the Mt. Airy Resident Trooper Program responded and arrived at the Pine residence minutes later.  

As he arrived, the trooper observed a man, later identified as the suspect, standing outside his home.  Joseph Pine surrendered peacefully to the trooper and was immediately taken into custody.  

Backup troopers and deputies from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene.  Troopers observed the victim, later identified as Michael Pine, lying on the front porch of the residence next door.  He had sustained obvious trauma to his upper torso.  Emergency medical personnel who responded determined the victim was deceased.  
The scene was secured by uniform troopers and investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit responded to conduct the investigation, with assistance from State Police investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division.  Crime scene technicians from the State Police Forensic Sciences Division responded and will be processing the scene.  

State Police investigators applied for and obtained a search warrant for the crime scene.  Investigators and crime scene technicians will be processing the scene for evidence throughout the night, pursuant to the search warrant.  No information is available at this time regarding the recovery of the weapon or weapons used in the crime.  

The preliminary investigation indicates some type of altercation occurred between the victim and suspect inside their home.  Evidence indicates the suspect assaulted the victim, possibly with one or more knives.  The victim ran outside his home, pursued by the suspect, and was found next door.    

No police record of calls at the home involving any type of domestic problems has been found.  Investigators believe the father and son lived together in the residence.  No one else lived there and no one else was in the home when the altercation occurred today.  

The investigation is continuing.

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Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevindayhoffTwitpic: http://twitpic.com/photos/kevindayhoff
Kevin Dayhoff's The New Bedford Herald: http://kbetrue.livejournal.com/ = www.newbedfordherald.net

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Smurfs: http://babylonfluckjudd.blogspot.com/
Google profile: https://profiles.google.com/kevindayhoff/

E-mail: kevindayhoff(at)gmail.com
My http://www.explorecarroll.com/ columns appear in the copy of the Baltimore Sunday Sun that is distributed in Carroll County: https://subscribe.baltsun.com/Circulation/
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