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The Baltimore Sun

Justin Fenton

Writer

Justin Fenton, who joined The Sun in 2005, has covered the Baltimore Police Department since 2008. His work includes an investigation into Cal Ripken Jr.'s minor league baseball stadium deal with his hometown of Aberdeen and a three-part series chronicling a ruthless con woman.

Recent Articles

  • Testimony turns away from alibi witness to cellphone tower data in Adnan Syed hearing

    Testimony turns away from alibi witness to cellphone tower data in Adnan Syed hearing

    A woman who says she can offer an alibi for Adnan Syed, the convicted murderer whose case was the focus of the popular "Serial" podcast, brushed off suggestions Thursday from an attorney for the state that Syed had influenced her account. Asia McClain, Syed's former Woodlawn High School classmate,...

  • 'Serial' subject Adnan Syed has day in court, makes case for new trial

    'Serial' subject Adnan Syed has day in court, makes case for new trial

    For more than a decade, Asia McClain was confident that she had seen Adnan Syed at a Woodlawn library during the time when prosecutors said he had killed his former girlfriend. Defense attorneys never asked about her account, she said, and a prosecutor later dismissed the potential alibi as irrelevant....

  • Adnan Syed, of 'Serial,' returns to court Wednesday

    Adnan Syed, of 'Serial,' returns to court Wednesday

    Sixteen years after he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, and one year after his case was re-examined through the wildly popular podcast "Serial," Adnan Syed will return to court Wednesday for his latest attempt to get a new trial. Syed, 35, whose last request...

  • Silk Road administrator sentenced, corrupt agent rearrested

    Silk Road administrator sentenced, corrupt agent rearrested

    A Utah man whose faked murder helped authorities bring down an underground, online drug marketplace was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to time served — two days — for his role running the site. Curtis Clark Green, 50, who was a senior administrator with the Silk Road site,...

  • Baltimore lawmakers endorse property tax credit for city police, firefighters

    Baltimore lawmakers endorse property tax credit for city police, firefighters

    Baltimore lawmakers in Annapolis are endorsing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to provide a property tax credit for police and firefighters who buy homes in the city, a policy some say would improve first responders' relationship with the community. The General Assembly is expected to approve...

  • Boy, 16, fatally shot in Madison Park apartment building

    Boy, 16, fatally shot in Madison Park apartment building

    A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot Friday evening inside an apartment building in the Madison Park neighborhood, and detectives were investigating a second killing reported 20 minutes later in East Baltimore. The first occurred at about 5:30 p.m. in a second-floor vestibule of a building in the...

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