Death of woman who fell in January ruled a homicide
Posted by Associated Press on 19th May 2017

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A woman’s death as the result of being pushed to the ground earlier this year in southeast Baltimore has been ruled a homicide, city police said.


Police said Kathy Schultz, 58, was highly intoxicated when she got into an argument with a man at about 9 p.m. on Jan. 12 near the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Eaton Street. The argument resulted in a common assault, police said.

Witnesses told police that Schultz took a swing at the man, who then pushed her to the ground. Schultz struck her head on the ground after being pushed, police said.

Police said Schultz showed no signs of injury, but was transported to Bayview Hospital as a precaution. Schultz’s condition declined, as she lost consciousness and needed a ventilator to help her breathe, police said.

Doctors discovered that Schultz sustained a cracked skull as a result of being pushed and hitting her head. Police said Schultz died in March, and an autopsy was performed.

The state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined Wednesday that Schultz died as a direct result of the head injury sustained in January, and ruled her death a homicide.

Police said the suspect in Schultz’s death has been identified and is in jail on an unrelated charge. Homicide detectives are in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant, police said.

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