LAUREL, Md. (CBSDC) — Pamela Prowant was paralyzed and confined to a wheel chair for the rest of her life following a shooting on Nov. 1, 1985.
Prowant died on Jan. 29, 2012 and just over two months later officials at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled her death a homicide as a result of the shooting that occurred 26 years earlier.
However, no murder charges will be filed in the case. The State’s Attorney’s Office determined that in 1985 the law required that a victim die within one year and one day for the suspect to be charged with murder. As such, the case is no longer prosecutable.
On Nov. 1, 1985, around 3:45 a.m. police responded to 11721 South Laurel Dr. in Laurel for a reported shooting.
Prowant, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the floor of her bedroom in the apartment. She was transported to Prince George’s Hospital Center where she initially survived. However, doctors determined she suffered permanent paralysis and would be confined to a wheelchair for the remainder of her life.