from the WaPo.com...
Man Charged With Murder in Reporter's Killing
Arrest Made After Suspect Walks Into D.C. Police Office
By Clarence Williams and Allan Lengel
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, January 13, 2006; Page B01
A 23-year-old maintenance man from Southeast Washington was arrested last night and charged in the robbery and slaying of New York Times journalist David E. Rosenbaum, police said. They also were seeking one other person.
Michael C. Hamlin was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. when he walked into the 7th District police station in the 2400 block of Alabama Avenue SE, which is in the block where he lives, and asked why "my face is on TV," police said.
Only an hour earlier, police had released to the media images from surveillance videotapes taken at a CVS store in Southeast Washington and an auto parts business in Prince George's County. Police said the tapes showed Hamlin using or attempting to use Rosenbaum's credit cards shortly after Rosenbaum was robbed near his home in Northwest Washington on Jan. 6.
Hamlin walked into the police station last night wearing the same dark jacket, with his first name sewed onto a chest patch, that he had been wearing in a surveillance tape, police said.
Police drove Hamlin to the department's violent crimes branch, where he provided detectives with a statement on the slaying, police said. He was charged with felony murder.
"It did wrap up rather quickly," Detective Anthony Paci said during a news conference last night outside the violent crimes branch.
OK, first off - this guy is being charged with the mugging and murder of a 63 year old guy in a posh neighborhood in DC. The victim, David Rosenbaum, had recently retired from the New York Times' Washington bureau, and was just going for a jog when Hamlin (allegedly) attacked him.
Now, that in and of itself is sad. What makes it stupid is that anybody would mug a jogger. Joggers basically carry very little gear beyond an iPod, a set of keys, and maybe a couple of bucks for a water or a juice. That this particular jogger had credit cards on him is pretty surprising, and, frankly, not smart on his part. However, the REALLY stupid part is this:
"Michael C. Hamlin was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. when he walked into the 7th District police station in the 2400 block of Alabama Avenue SE, which is in the block where he lives, and asked why "my face is on TV," police said."
It takes a special kind of stupid to attempt to use a stolen credit card froma high-profile murder victim, and then ask why "my face is on TV."