Murder USA: Lisa Kuczinski charged as co-killer in Baltimore County
ESSEX MD. — Baltimore County Police report that Lisa Annette Kuczinski, 50, of the 900 block of Woodlynn Road in Middle River, Md., has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Detectives have already charged ex-con and lifetime alcoholic Daniel Albert Atkinson Jr, 46, of 207 Wampler Road, Middle River, Md., with the murder.
According to Baltimore County Police he investigation into this incident has indicated that the two suspects went to the victim’s home together. There was an altercation at the home during which the victim was stabbed repeatedly.
The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.
Police say that just after 11 a.m. on December 30, 2015, police responded to a home in the unit block of Sparton Drive for a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 78-year-old B.G. Ledford, who had suffered multiple stab wounds. He was declared deceased at the scene. Ledford’s estranged wife had come to the location to check on him after family members had not be able to contact him. When she entered the location, she found Ledford lying on the floor.
Atkinson and Ledford were acquaintances, report police.
Atkinson was arrested by Baltimore County Detective Gary Childs and is represented by the taxpayer provided free attorney, James Sorensen, of the public defender’s office in Towson.
Atkinson was charged in Baltimore County Circuit Court with eight counts of armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, theft and burglary in 2004 and all the charges were dropped by the Baltimore County States Attorney two months later. Another charge in the same incident was armed carjacking. As part of the plea deal, Atkinson entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to zero time in jail with four years of supervised probation with random urinalysis and to attend five Alcoholic Anonymous meeting each week as well as the Epic outpatient program. Records show he was back and forth for more evaluations and committed. Court records show Atkinson violated his probation after being released from Guadenzia prison. He was once again given probation in 2011.
Kuczinski will appear for her first hearing in court on Feb. 26, 2016. Court records show she is sitting in a jail cell in the meantime. Her record shows an assortment of theft schemes and burglary arrests.