ODENTON, MD – Last week, an Odenton man was indicted by a grand jury for the murder of his grandmother last December.
According to police reports, on December 16, 2021, at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of Autumn Valley Circle in Odenton, Maryland, for a family dispute.
“The victim/caller was reporting a head injury and was requesting medical aid. When officers arrived, the suspect, the caller’s grandson, was confronting officers and hindering paramedics from rendering aid to the victim, who had become unconscious,” a report by the Anne Arundel Police Department said. ” As officers attempted to de-escalate the situation, the suspect pushed an officer and was placed into custody.”
Paramedics rendered aid the victim, who never regained consciousness and was transported to an area trauma center.
“The suspect was arrested for his assault on the responding officer as well as family violence charges. On December 20, 2021, the victim, in this case, Ms. Betty Ann Esposito, who was seventy-eight years old at the time, succumbed to her injuries sustained on the evening of December 16, 2021, while still unconscious at the hospital,” police said.
As a result of Ms. Esposito’s death, the Anne Arundel County Police Homicide Unit assumed the investigation.
“After months of investigative work and coordination with the State Medical Examiner’s Office and Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office, the facts of the case were presented to an Anne Arundel County Grand Jury,” AACPD reported. “On August 26, 2022, the grand jury voted to indict the suspect, Mr. Michael Esposito, with 2nd Degree Murder, Vulnerable Adult Abuse, and Abuse/Neglect of a Vulnerable Adult/Family Member. Mr. Esposito was taken into custody on August 27, 2022, without incident and is being held without bond pending trial.”