Baltimore connection to Canada murder
A Baltimore man, whose 1984 murder conviction was overturned and set a legal precedent that a defendant's statements made pursuant to a plea bargain were not admissible after the state rescinded the agreement, has been arrested in the western Canada town of Saskatoon in connection with the shooting of a man and a woman nearly four years ago.
George M. Allgood, 45, is charged there with murder and attempted murder. Allgood was in Canada under the assumed name of Reno Trevor Hogg, police said.
According to clips provided by the Sun's crack library team, Allgood was a 23-year-old former Navy cook when he pleaded guilty in Oct. 1984 to a brutal beating of a 77 year old man who he called his godfather and had sheltered him and his mother when he was a teenager. His conviction was overturned, with his attorneys saying that a statement made as part of a plea bargain was used against him at trial after the state's offer was withdrawn.
Still, five months after his conviction was overturned by the Court of Appeals in 1987, Allgood again pleaded guilty and received 30 years in prison. It was unclear when he was released.