Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Dental Assistant Pleads Guilty to Murdering Dentist Employer Dr. Albert Ro

Dentist, Dr. Albert Ro

The dentist was brutally murdered to cover up the dental assistant's embezzlement.

More than five years after Dr. Albert Woonho Ro was found beaten to death in his Glen Burnie dental office, his dental assistant admitted Monday that she siphoned more than $17,000 from his business and had him killed to cover it up.

Shontay Joyner Hickman, 36, of Baltimore pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder in the death of the dentist, who was from a family well-known in the local Korean-American community. She was sentenced to life in prison.

Hickman's plea agreement was sealed because of the continuing investigation — a man charged in Ro's killing is scheduled to go on trial in May.

A warning to dentists to have secure monitoring of their business office affairs and to interview for employees very carefully.

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