From the Washington Post account
of the 'solving' of the David Rosenbaum assassination (my emphasis throughout
"A 23-year-old maintenance man from Southeast Washington was arrested
last night and charged in the robbery and slaying of New York Times journalist
David E. Rosenbaum, police said. They also were seeking one other person.
Michael C. Hamlin was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. when he walked into the
7th District police station in the 2400 block of Alabama Avenue SE, which
is in the block where he lives, and asked why 'my face is on TV,'
"Only an hour earlier, police had released to the
media images from surveillance videotapes taken at a CVS store in Southeast
Washington and an auto parts business in Prince George's County. Police said
the tapes showed Hamlin using or attempting to use Rosenbaum's credit cards
shortly after Rosenbaum was robbed near his home in Northwest Washington on
Hamlin walked into the police station last night wearing the same
dark jacket, with his first name sewed onto a chest patch, that he
had been wearing in a surveillance tape, police said."
"'It did wrap up rather quickly,' Detective Anthony
Paci said during a news conference last night outside the violent crimes branch."
"Police said they decided not to cancel the stolen credit cards
after the attack so they could track the robbers' whereabouts."
"Surveillance cameras then showed a card being used at 10:39 p.m. Friday
at a CVS store in the 2600 block of Naylor Road SE and at 11:01 a.m. Saturday
at Advance Auto Parts, in the 6500 block of Kenilworth Avenue in Riverdale.
The auto store turned down the card."
From the New
"Detective Paci said Mr. Hamlin had used the cards to buy about
$1,300 of gasoline and personal items, including laundry detergent
and tires for his car."
"The police would not answer questions about what Mr. Hamlin said in
his statement, which was obtained without a lawyer."
From the account on NBC:
"Paci and Capt. C.V. Morris, the lead investigator in the homicide
case, praised credit card companies and the local media for their cooperation.
Asked why Hamlin turned himself in, Morris said, 'Stranger things
have happened.' Hamlin told police he would show them where he hid
the weapon, Morris said."
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