- Date of Crime: 2003-03-22
- Location of crime:
- Sex: F
- Age: 6
- Sex: M
- Arrest Status: convicted
On March 22, 2003 drunk driving, illegal alien, Guillermo Diaz was driving a 1989 Chevrolet pick-up truck near the intersection of Lombard Street and Hopkins Plaza in Baltimore when he veered through a crosswalk striking Annie Cumpston, 6, who was holding her mother’s hand. Cumpston was leaving the First Mariner Arena with her parents after attending the circus.
Diaz fled the scene of the accident in his truck. Cumpston died later that evening at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Witness Ryan Jones tried to stop the fleeing Diaz but Jones became caught on the door of the truck and was dragged for a distance. When Diaz was arrested some time later, he did not have a driver's license, the tags on the truck were expired and his blood-alcohol level was 0.07 percent, just below the state limit of 0.08. Diaz has been in the United States illegally for four years doing construction work.
At sentencing on October 8, 2003, in Baltimore Circuit Court before Judge John M. Glynn, Guillermo Diaz pled guilty to vehicular manslaughter and failure to remain at the scene of an accident resulting in the death of Annie Cumpston, 6. Judge Glynn sentenced Diaz to 10-years in prison on the first count and 5-years in prison on the second count with the terms to run concurrently. The sentence was the maximum allowable by law.
Diaz is eligible for parole in just two years.
See the playground in Fallston, MD dedicated to Annie Cumpston
Documentation:NOTE: this horrific crime is a good example of one where all the reports in the MSM are now gone. About all that remains is:
8OCT03, Maryland State Attorney Office, Press Release
Guillermo Diaz Pled Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter in the Death of Annie Cumpston, 6