Man guilty in motorcyclist death
ODENTON – An Odenton man pleaded guilty Monday to auto manslaughter in the death of a motorcyclist near his home.
Tuan Nordrum, 43, is set to be sentenced July 2 in county Circuit Court. He faces up to 10 years in prison, but judges usually sentence defendants in this type of case to no more than 18 months.
Prosecutors said Nordrum was drunk July 12 when he cut off a motorcycle driven by Anthony Wayne Mullis, 34, of Severn.
Police said Nordrum was driving a Chevrolet Astro van west on Old Mill Road at Telegraph Road about 6:30 p.m. when he ran a stop sign and collided with Mullis.
Mullis hit his head in the wreck and was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He died later that night.
Witnesses told police Nordrum stopped the van shortly after the wreck and threw out some bottles of beer. Police later determined Nordrum had a blood alcohol content of 0.19 – more than double the legal limit to drive in Maryland.