1982 Aug 18-Carback, John and Donna-Two men charged in Arundel deaths
D14,. 1981 slayings Two men charged in Arundel deaths By David Michael Ellliu Two men-one men-one men-one of them awaiting trial in Georgia for assault were charged by Anne Arundel county police police yesterday with the murders of a Pasadena couple shortly before Christmas last year. , The victims, John J. Carback, 29, and his wife, Donna, 30, were found dead in adjacent rooms in their fashionable fashionable home on Bussendius road December December 21 by Mr. Carback's father. Mr. Carback had been shot four times, and his wife had multiple gunshot gunshot and stab wounds. To dispel any fear that the brutal slayings had been committed by "some psychotic or bizarre killer," police announced a day later that the victims were major drug dealers and that the killings resulted from a transaction that "went awry." Yesterday, county police arrested Thomas M. Raspa, 29, of the 600 block Dover road in Pasadena, and sent a detainer request for Larry Daniel Bratt, 30, of the 8000 block Forest Gien drive, Pasadena, to authorities authorities in DeKalb county, Ga., where he is awaiting trial on an assault assault charge. Both were charged with first-degree first-degree first-degree first-degree murder. Seven weeks before the murder of the Carbacks, Mr. Raspa told police that he himself was the victim of a shooting. Identifying himself to police as a gold and silver dealer, Mr. Raspa said he had been abducted in his car from a bank parking lot in Pasadena November November 3, robbed of' jewelry and a briefcase containing $2,500, and hit in the arm by one of two shots fired at him through the car window before the assailant fled. Mr. Bratt, who lived with his parents parents in a Lake Shore neighborhood about 2 miles from the Carback home, was arrested in the Atlanta area July 16. According to DeKalb county police, police, an officer responding to a call found a man holding a Colombian woman at gunpoint in a hotel room. Chuck Johnson, a police spokesman, said the man apparently had taken some cocaine and become "irrational." "irrational." The woman said the man held her against her will, beat and kicked her repeatedly and threatened her with a gun, according to the spokesman. Two pistols were seized by police. The spokesman said Mr. Bratt was being held in lieu of ?5,000 bail on a charge of aggravated assault at the time the Maryland detainer arrived with notice of the pending murder charges in Anne Arundel county. Additional charges of kidnapping and threatening the woman were dropped by a magistrate at a preliminary preliminary hearing but were to be presented to the county grand jury for possible indictments, Mr. Johnson said.