1983 Aug 6-Motive cited in Carback killings-page B1

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1983 Aug 6-Motive cited in Carback killings-page B1 - Motive cited in Carback killings By Patrick A....
Motive cited in Carback killings By Patrick A. McGuire and Roger Twigg Anne Arundel County Bureau of The Sun Annapolis. Murder defendant Larry Bratt vowed to kill John and Donna Carback because John Car-back Car-back Car-back had watched Mr. Bratt kill a drug courier in 1979, a Pasadena woman testified yesterday. Linda McCrowski, highly emotional' emotional' and sometimes sobbing, also told jurors that she had been raped by Mr. Bratt and that he "blew my dog's head off" with a gun because she would not cooperate with him. Her key testimony, however, in Mr. Bratt's Annapolis trial on double-murder double-murder double-murder charges in the Carback kill ings December 21, 1981, was that of being told by the defendant of the drug courier's killing. She said she was told that Mr. Car-back Car-back Car-back was supposed to have shot the courier but backed out. Mr. Bratt said he stabbed the courier courier to death himself after a gun misfired, misfired, Mrs. McCrowski continued. Mr. Bratt said he wanted to kill the Car-backs Car-backs Car-backs because "you don't leave loose ends in a murder," the witness said. Sbe said the defendant told her at" a party in a Ritchie highway restaurant restaurant that he would kill the couple "just before Christmas." The threat "terrified" her, she said, and she went to the couple's home and told them about it. At that time, she continued, Mr. Carback admitted to her he had been part of a plot to kill a drug courier. Her testimony in one of two simultaneous simultaneous trials being conducted in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in the Carbacks' deaths was the first indication indication of a motive for the killings. The Carbacks died in a hail of bullets bullets in their $100,000 home in the Lake Shore area of Pasadena. When the bodies were found, the house decorated for Christmas was peppered peppered with numerous hidden guns and protected by an elaborate alarm system. system. Police say they recovered a quantity of cocaine and pounds of marijuana from the house. See MURDER, S3, Col. 2

Clipped from The Baltimore Sun06 Aug 1983, SatPage 13

The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland)06 Aug 1983, SatPage 13
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