MURDER USA: ALL IN THE FAMILY – Son did the deadly deed to dear old Dad in Cockeysville; Dad did the deadly deed to his daughter in Glen Burnie

MURDER USA: ALL IN THE FAMILY – Son did the deadly deed to dear old Dad in Cockeysville; Dad did the deadly deed to his daughter in Glen Burnie

COCKEYSVILLE, MD. – The Thanksgiving table in the Howard home is going to have two vacant seats due to William Howard Jr.’s murder of his father.

Baltimore County Police charged William Leonard Howard Jr., 38, of 14317 Cuba Road, Cockeysville, Md., in the shooting death of his father, identified as William Leonard Howard, 63.

Police report that the younger Howard shot the elder Howard after an argument escalated into a physical altercation between the two. The younger Howard retreated to the basement floor of the home and was followed soon after by the elder Howard. The elder Howard was then shot multiple times by the younger Howard, who immediately fled the location in his pickup truck.

Police and medics were called by the other family members in the home but the victim suffered cardiac arrest and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Howard turned himself in to police at the Cockeysville Precinct around 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2018.  He is charged with First Degree Murder and is currently held without bail at the Baltimore County Jail.

Other family members in the home at the time of the murder called 9-1-1 following the shooting just before 3:30 p.m. The son fled the home in a vehicle according to family members.


MURDER USA: Dad did the dirty deed, shot daughter dead, then called the cops

GLEN BURNIE- Rounding up the family for Thanksgiving is becoming a bit of a problem for two Maryland families, as a homicide has become a family affair, leaving two in the grave and two relatives facing murder raps.

Donald Bucalo charged with first degree murder of his daughter. Photo, Anne Arundel County Police.

On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at approximately 1:23 p.m., officers responded to a shooting at 7739 Twin Oaks Road in Severn.  The 911 caller who was identified as Donald John Bucalo stated to the call taker that he had shot his daughter.

Anne Arundel Police say that when officers arrived, they located sixty-two-year-old Donald John Bucalo sitting on the front porch.  When officers checked inside the residence, they located an adult female identified as thirty-two-year-old Michelle Lyn Bucalo suffering from an apparent gunshot wound(s).  Fire personnel arrived and attempted life-saving measures but ultimately the victim was pronounced deceased.   The suspect, Donald John Bucalo was taken into custody without incident.

Homicide detectives responded and executed a search warrant at the scene collecting various pieces of evidence.  A neighborhood canvass was done and witnesses were interviewed.  As a result of the investigation, Donald John Bucalo has been charged with the 1st and 2nd-degree murder of Michelle Lyn Bucalo.

The Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.

Michelle Lyn Bucalo, of 1455 Coventry Drive, Hanover, Md., was twice charged in 2017 with making false fire alarms and the charges were dropped in District Court for Anne Arundel County. A charge of second-degree assault was put on the Stet Docket in a plea deal with States Attorney Wes Adams and attorney Ryan Earl Naugle, representing the defendant on Oct. 11, 2017.

Donald Bucalo is being held in the Anne Arundel County Jail without bond. Court records reflect the listing of an attorney for the defendant as Peter Sean O’Neill, of Glen Burnie, provided free of charge courtesy of the taxpayers of Maryland.  A hearing has been set for Nov. 26, 2018, in District Court. The Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Grand Jury issued indictments for first-degree murder and two counts of the use of a firearm in a violent crime.

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