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The Blotter: Jail officer expected to plead; bomb at Treasury IG's house

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Jail officer expected to plead in Ronnie White's death

A former Prince George's County corrections officer facing charges in the 2008 death of detainee Ronnie White is expected to plead guilty Friday.

Anthony McIntosh, 49, is accused of turning his back on White while the inmate was in medical distress. White was found strangled.

White had been arrested two days earlier in the hit-and-run death of Prince George's County Police Cpl. Richard Findley.

The medical examiner ruled White's death a homicide. A grand jury investigated without returning indictments, and the Department of Justice pursued charges last year against McIntosh.

McIntosh was charged with two counts of destruction, alteration or falsification of records in a federal investigation.

He was scheduled to go to trial next week in federal court in Greenbelt.

Feds investigate bomb at home of Treasury official

Federal agents are investigating a bombing of a mailbox at the Fairfax County home of the Treasury Department's inspector general, Eric Thorson.

Authorities said residents on the 9500 block of Peniwill Drive heard an explosion during the early-morning hours of New Year's Eve.

Police found evidence of an explosive device. The matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fairfax County Fire Marshal's Office.

Investigators are trying to determine whether the explosion is connected to Thorson's work.

P.G. women killed in Jamaica crash

Two Prince George's County women were among three tourists in Jamaica who were killed in a traffic collision, the Associated Press reported.

Authorities say three women were killed on Wednesday when their car crashed into a minibus just east of Montego Bay.

The victims were identified as 53-year-old Claudette Grant and 34-year-old Vanessa Brown, both of Upper Marlboro, and 76-year-old Gloria Capleton, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

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