Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Glen Burnie, MD: Glen Burnie man accused of killing girlfriend's former husband

A Glen Burnie man has been indicted on charges that he killed his girlfriend's former husband, who still shared her home.

A four-count indictment unsealed last week accuses Victor Steven Harper, 48, of the April 5 fatal shooting of Ray William Collignon, 53. Harper is charged with second-degree murder and related counts.

Police had gone to the home in the 1500 block of Furnace Avenue in response to a call shortly after 3 p.m. They found Collignon dead, apparently shot in the head, Anne Arundel police said at the time. The homicide remained under investigation.

Prosecutors said Wednesday that Harper had called 911, telling them a man was shot and killed at the home, and told arriving police that he and Collignon had a dispute that resulted in the shooting.

Prosecutors said Collignon and his wife were separated — court records, however, indicate they were divorced — but shared the home. Harper, the woman's live-in boyfriend, recently had left the home, returning April 5, according to prosecutors. The public defenders' office, which filed papers in court to say it is representing Harper, declined to comment

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