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Woman Pleads Guilty for Role in Kick-in Burglaries

Dianna Lynn Marketti pleaded guilty shortly before her trial was set to begin this week at Howard County Circuit Court.

One of the two suspects charged with a string of daytime door kick-in burglaries across Howard County pleaded guilty this week in Howard County Circuit Court.

Dianna Lynn Marketti, 31, who is listed at addresses in Glen Burnie and Dundalk, in court records pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree burglary on May 21.

Marketti was described by police as the getaway driver in a series of burglaries that involved kicking in doors and stealing valuables from homes throughout Howard County in August and September of 2012. Joseph Leo Baumgarten, 40, of Pasadena, was also charged in the burglaries. Baumgarten is currently awaiting trial, according to online court records.

Marketti and Baumgarten's cases drew public criticism after the two were released on $15,000 bond shortly after their Oct. 4 arrests in Columbia. Howard County Police tracked them down through stolen Baltimore Ravens tickets and pawn shop records. After being released, the two failed to appear for scheduled court hearings. In December of 2012, the two were located in Florida, were they were arrested and later extradited to Maryland.

The suspects were charged with stealing $22,000 in firearms, jewelry and electronics from residences in Columbia, Ellicott City and Woodbine.

Marketti is being held without bond. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 30, according to court records.

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Elizabeth May 23, 2013 at 03:11 AM
What a lovely she is.

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