California Man Indicted for Murder in Death of Colleen Marie Cord

August 8, 2017
Geoffrey Walter Uhall, 30, of Bethson Street, in California

Geoffrey Walter Uhall, 30, of Bethson Street, in California

Geoffrey Walter Uhall, 30, of Bethson Street, in California, was indicted on the following charges

COUNT I
(POSSESSION OF HEROIN)
For that on or about April 19, 2017 through April 20, 2017, in Lexington Park, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, the Defendant, GEOFFREY WALTER UHALL, did unlawfully possess a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule I, to wit: HEROIN, a narcotic drug, in violation of CR 5-601(a)(1) of the Annotated Code of Maryland (CJIS CODE 4 3550); contrary to the form of the act of assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

COUNT II
(DISTRIBUTION OF HEROIN)
For that on or about April 19, 2017 through April 20, 2017, in Lexington Park, St, Mary’s County, Maryland, the Defendant, GEOFFREY WALTER UHALL, did unlawfully distribute to another a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule I, to wit: HEROIN, a narcotic drug, in violation of CR 5-602(1) of the Annotated Code of Maryland (CJIS CODE 2 0696); contrary to the form of the act of assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

COUNT III
(POSSESSION OF FENTANYL)
For that on or about April 19, 2017 through April 20, 2017, in Lexington Park, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, the Defendant, GEOFFREY WALTER UHALL, did unlawfully possess a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule II, to wit: FENTANYL, a narcotic drug, in violation of CR 5-601(a)(1) of the Annotated Code of Maryland (CJIS CODE 4 3550); contrary to the form of the act of assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

COUNT IV
(DISTRIBUTION OF FENTANYL)
For that on or about April 19, 2017 through April 20, 2017, in Lexington Park, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, the Defendant, GEOFFREY WALTER UHALL, did unlawfully distribute to another a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule II, to wit: FENTANYL, a narcotic drug, in violation of CR 5-602(1) of the Annotated Code of Maryland (CMS CODE 2 0696); contrary to the form of the act of assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

COUNT V
(SECOND DEGREE DEPRAVED HEART MURDER)
For that on or about April 19, 2017 through April 20, 2017, in Lexington Park, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, the Defendant, GEOFFREY WALTER UHALL, did feloniously cause the death of COLLEEN MARIE CORD, by willfully and knowingly engaging in such conduct that created a very high degree of risk to the life of the said, COLLEEN MARIE CORD, and despite the known risks of engaging in said conduct the said Defendant did willfully undertake to act with extreme disregard of the life endangering consequences to the said COLLEEN MARIE CORD, in violation of CR 2-204 of the Annotated Code of Maryland (CJIS CODE 1 0999); contrary to the form of the act of assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

COUNT VI
(INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER)
For that on or about April 19, 2017 through April 20, 2017, in Lexington Park, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, the Defendant, GEOFFREY WALTER UHALL, did feloniously cause the death of COLLEEN MARIE CORD, by engaging in grossly negligent conduct that directly caused and resulted in the death of the said, COLLEEN MARIE CORD, and by engaging in said conduct, the defendant, GEOFFREY WALTER UHALL, was aware that the conduct engaged in, constituted a high risk of danger to the said COLLEEN MARIE CORD, and despite said knowledge acted with reckless disregard for human life, contrary to the Common Law of the State of Maryland, (Annotated Code of Maryland, Criminal Law Article, Section 2-207) (CJIS CODE 1 0910); contrary to the form of the act of assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

Colleen Marie Cord

Colleen Marie Cord

COUNT VII
(RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT)
For that on or about April 19, 2017 through April 20, 2017, in Lexington Park, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, the Defendant, GEOFFREY WALTER UHALL, did recklessly engage in conduct that created a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another, in violation of CR 3-204(a)(1) of the Annotated Code of Maryland (CJIS CODE 1 1425); contrary to the form of the act of assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

Colleen Marie Cord, 58, of Lexington Park, died April 20, 2017.

Geoffrey Walter Uhall, 30, of California

Geoffrey Walter Uhall, 30, of California

42 Responses to California Man Indicted for Murder in Death of Colleen Marie Cord

  1. anon on August 8, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    This woman has been using drugs for a very long time! Her first criminal drug charge available on case search is from 1990! Now while I want all drug dealers to burn in hell she kinda got what was coming to her!

    • Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Oh I am sure she loved being an addict. And wanted to be poisoned. Yah that’s right. Nobody ever starts using drugs because they want to be an addict. You have no heart.

      • Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 5:46 pm

        If she didn’t want to be an addict she should have made. Egged decisions. End of story.

      • Jeff Spicoli on August 8, 2017 at 8:45 pm

        She made bad decisions and it cost her big time. Every person out there that is strung out on heroin probably thinks they are the one person who can magically handle it. I have zero sympathy for them.

        • Anonomous mom on August 13, 2017 at 8:59 pm

          You are such an f’ing moron! Shut the F up, idiot! Wait for one of ur loved ones to die because of this aweful epidemic! Ur disqusting!

          • Jeff Spicoli on August 14, 2017 at 12:28 pm

            Been there, done that. I gave up on a family member after all the arrests and stealing from me and my family. Again, I have no sympathy for them. What is disgusting is enablers like yourself who want to give these leaches a pass. The fact is people make bad decisions and it costs us all. I for one am sick of my hard earned money going into liberal programs that do nothing to stop this madness. Throwing a bunch of money at a problem rarely solves said problem.

      • Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 8:03 am

        Messing with anything harder then weed is like only having unprotected sex with aids infected partners. You might not get aids with the first couple but eventually you will lose that game of Russian roulette. You act like these people tripped, fell on a needle of heroin, and became addicted without any fault of their own. It doesn’t work like that. These people took something that wasn’t prescribed to them, or disobeyed the doctor and took more then the doctor prescribed, or were the life of the party and then can’t stop once the party is over. They may not deserve to die but they definitely made a bad choice some ware in life that led them to this inevitable conclusion. I don’t necessarily agree with the OP that they had it coming but I will also save my sympathies for the victims the addicts leave in their wake.

    • Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Please stop. The day a person dies of an overdose is the day they lose the chance to ever get clean. They are/were someone’s daughter, sister, mother, friend. If you can’t respect the person, at least respect the people that love them that are also victims/casualties to this epidemic. Did they get what they had coming to them too?

      • Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 7:55 am

        Nicely said!

      • Jeff Spicoli on August 10, 2017 at 8:24 am

        Get clean? Please. There are very few success stories when it comes to getting clean. The only option is make better decisions.

  2. Rob Stark on August 8, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Time to start charging and convicting these pieces of s**t and holding them responsible for the people they hurt. Let’s loch them up for a long, long time. It’s about time our criminal justice programs step up. JUDGES, ARE YOU LISTENING?

    • Bob Lob Law on August 8, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      Liberal judges don’t listen to the people unless it agrees with their agenda.

    • Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      In all fairness, I believe the user is more culpable. If she didn’t get it from this turd she would have gotten from someone else. Though I could care less if this loser was handed down a life sentence.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 7:51 am

      Its the Liberal Judges that are the problem.They dont want to put criminals in jail and wonder why society is getting worse with crime and drugs. Get these judges out who dont give jail time.

      • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 8:24 am

        Please remember that next election.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      I am against heroin use. I am against people selling heroin. I also feel bad for the woman that died. However, your post makes you sound like an idiot. Your use of capital letters furthers my point. Why don’t you try contributing something worthwhile to the conversation besides a witch-hunt?

      • Bob Lob Law on August 10, 2017 at 3:10 pm

        You’re brain dead if you don’t think laws and policies that come from elected officials don’t affect these issues.

  3. Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Wow, wolverine really let himself go. No sympathies for him. You live the life of a POS and you take your chances.

  4. ( . Y . ) on August 8, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Uhall? Seriously? LMFAO. Anyways, two losers off the street

    • Michael gray Jr on August 10, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Yet you’re to scared to put your name behind your comments LOL you’re weak son.

  5. Inquiring Minds Want To Know on August 8, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Is this one in the same with the Press Release scheduled for tomorrow morning?

  6. AndTheyWonderWhyPeopleDontTrustTheJusticeSystem on August 8, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    You do realize she died of a brain aneurysm right? They went through her phone afterward and tried to link him to her death with messages that were completely unrelated. While I don’t agree with what he was doing, and yes he should be locked up for the other charges, to charge him with murder because someone died of natural causes is asinine. The justice system is broken if they are going to be allowed to make false charges to vilify someone just to make his charges look worse and to make themselves look like they are doing something good for the community. It is just plain vile. He is never going to be able to lead a normal life again after these false accusations.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      How do you know how she died or how this investigation went? If you knowingly sold drugs that contain something as deadly as fentanyl, you should be held accountable. We have to get these guys distributing these drugs off the street, especially when someone’s life ended because of it. If he had not sold this drug to her, he would have to someone else. He made a bad choice to sell drugs containing fentanyl and someone lost their life over it- he should 100% be charged with these charges. Whether he is convicted is up to the justice system.

    • Brian on August 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      You do realize that use of illegal drugs such as meth increases the chances of a brain Aneurysm right? Drugs rapidly increase and decrease blood pressure that weakens the veins. Do a search it might change your life!

    • Adam on August 9, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      Theyre not false. If her death wasn’t ruled an overdose he wouldn’t be charged.PERIOD. LMAO youre very naive what did he or his dumb family tell you that? Hahaha kiss his life goodbye. Don’t drop the soap.

    • This Post is Sarcasm on August 9, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Right. That’s exactly what happened.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Listen up you family member you! If he had any intentions of leading a normal life he would’ve never been serving up drugs in OUR community! Further more the detectives in this town are not idiots. He wouldn’t be charged with a death he didn’t cause.

  7. CountyGirl on August 8, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I knew this kid in school, a lot of the comments are true but what we really need to think about is why people are turning to these drugs and how to fix it rather than trolling them online and calling people names. It’s not fixing the issue. No one is perfect but we need to save our state, our country from addiction.

  8. Noone special on August 8, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    ^ There we’re apparently 10 other heroin related indictments issued, the press release will be about all of them.

    Possession and distribution I understand, but he didn’t force her to use. He gave someone something that they literally asked for. All this manslaughter is way over the top. Any decent lawyer will get most of this thrown out and the DA knows it. Makes a good headline though.

  9. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Wow…..I guess Mr. Fritz meant what he vowed. These dealers are not just black and Latino.

  10. GetBack on August 9, 2017 at 8:01 am

    No matter how mad you get over an OD death, it isn’t right to charge someone with murder, just for the act of distribution. Unless they intended to cause the death or forced the dose into the other person, each made their own choices.
    Society wants “someone” to pay – so they take it out on the dealer. Charge the dealer with distribution if you must, but it is NOT any form or degree of murder.

    • Bob Lob Law on August 9, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      Wrong there cupcake..unfortunately everyone is entitled to their own opinion no matter how wrong they are, even dimwits like you.

    • Ben Matlock on August 9, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Read the charges again.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Haven’t you ever heard of criminally negligent homicide. That is doing something or giving someone something that you know may kill them but you do it anyway. Now that people know they can be charged with murder if someone dies from their product maybe they will stick to selling weed as a safer alternative.

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Spoken like a true customer. Your dealer is done sweetie!

  11. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Failing of system with continual pass the buck…
    Suspended sentencing does nothing to get animal off street. They contine to deal the poison that has my pain mmgt living hell…

  12. annonymous on August 9, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Can we charge Budweiser for DWI Deaths?

    • Bob Lob Law on August 10, 2017 at 7:36 am

      You already know the answer to this dumb question.

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 7:52 am

      No but if Budweiser sold a beer to a person and that beer was 1000 times stronger then what they were used to getting then someone there could be charged with criminally negligent homicide. This is why most consumables have quality control so someone doesn’t end up dying or in jail. If this guy truly stood behind his product he would have taken it, ended up dead, and the cops would go after who sold it to him.

    • Michael gray Jr on August 10, 2017 at 11:49 am

      Can we charge your mom for raising such an idiot?

    • Shameless on August 10, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      It is murder when he willing have her a lethal dosage. Point, period. I knew this kid and I’ve known others who have given LETHAL doses of drugs to people and yes, they deserve to be locked up and charged with manslaughter. Speak about the facts and don’t be an internet troll. If you were in the jury you would have said ‘guilty’ too. This is a step in the right direction to curb this county’s heroin/opiate problem.

  13. Nat Turner on August 10, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Lock up this Thug