Criminal cases affected by the Maryland court ruling

Twenty inmates in Baltimore have been released; six in Baltimore County have petitioned the court for release


Updated: 6 p.m. Aug. 22, 2013


Name
Age
Summary
Convicted
Charges
Sentence
Years Served
Jurisdiction
Status
George BoydN/ASaid to be a member of the Pagans Motorcycle gang, George Boyd was convicted of killing 24-year-old Robert Friia of Lansdowne in 1978.Oct. 1978First Degree Murder, Common Law AssaultLife in prison plus three years
34
Baltimore CountyPending
Karl Brown55 May. 1976First Degree Murder 
37
Baltimore CityReleased
Nathaniel Chambers-ElN/ANataniel Chambers-El, Douglas Wiley and Paul Leo Davis were convicted of breaking into the home of a Baltimore County family. Armed with a handgun and a knife, two of the burglars raped the 21-year-old daughter living there. Oct. 1979First Degree Rape, Robbery with a Dangerous and Deadly Weapon, BurglaryLife in prison plus 10 years
32
Baltimore CountyPending
David James Cockey     
 
Baltimore CityReleased
Neil CohenN/ANeil Cohen was convicted of killing 13-year-old Toni Lee Jordan in 1979. Evidence in the case included a written confession in which Cohen wrote that he killed Jordan because was she "getting on his nerves."Aug. 1979First Degree Murder; Conspiracy to Commit MurderLife in prison plus 15 years
33
Baltimore CountyPending
William Sylvester Collins (Karriem Saleem El-Amin)60William Sylvester Collins was convicted in 1971 of robbing and killing Roman "David" Lermer, who worked at Lermer's Food Market near what is now Coppin State University. Roman Lermer's father, Nathan, and two of Collins' accomplices were injured in the robbery.Dec. 1971First Degree Murder; Armed Robbery;Life in prison
42
Baltimore CityReleased
Paul Leo Davis57 was a co-defendant with Nathaniel Chambers-El and Douglas Wiley in a Baltimore County home invasion and rape case. Aug. 1979First Degree Sex Offense, Third Degree Sex Offense, Assault, Assault with Intent to Murder, Burglary, Robbery with a Dangerous and Deadly WeaponLife in prison plus 10 years
33
Baltimore CountyPending
Craig Fellows64Craig Fellows was convicted of killing restaurant owner Joseph E. Wilson in 1970. Fellows had lived in an apartment above Wilson's restaurant.May. 1970First Degree Murder 
44
Baltimore CityReleased
Bryant Lee Goodman61Bryant Lee Goodman was convicted of murder in 1971 in the death of Thomas Magrogan, a state highway department employee who was returning from an office picnic. Witnesses said Goodman had a gun and was involved in a robbery attempt on Magrogan but did not shoot him.1971First-degree murder Life in prison
42
Baltimore CityReleased
James Grayson66    
 
Baltimore CityReleased
John Wesley Henderson57John Wesley Henderson along with another man was convicted in 1980 in the shooting death of 24-year-old Marshall Franklin Morton.June 1980First Degree Murder 
33
Baltimore CityReleased
Clarence Ford-Bey63Clarence Ford-Bey was convicted of robbing and killing 20-year-old Reginald Jackson outside the Mondawmin shopping center in 1972.Feb. 1973First Degree MurderLife in prison plus 20 years
40
Baltimore CityReleased
Jeffrey Kersey63Jeffrey Kersey was convicted in taking part in the fatal shooting and robbery of 65-year-old V. Harry Hoffman of Baltimore. Apr. 1974Attempted First Degree MurderLife in prison
39
Baltimore CityReleased
Eric Donnell Lynch     
 
Baltimore CityReleased
Zachary McCallister55Zachary McCallister was convicted in 1975 of robbing and killing butcher shop owner Harry Yuspa.June 1975First Degree Murder; Robbery with a deadly weapon 
38
Baltimore CityReleased
Ronald McEachern60Ronald McEachern was convicted in 1978 of raping a 29-year-old woman at knifepoint inside her Columbia apartment.Nov. 1978First Degree Rape; Burglary; Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon; Assault;Life in prison34Howard CountyPending
Stanley Mitchell65Stanley Mitchell was convicted of killing 68-year-old food market executive Leo Shapiro in 1980. Shapiro was killed walking his dog outside his Mount Washington home.Nov. 1980First Degree Murder 
33
Baltimore CityReleased
Welford Monroe59Welford Monroe was convicted in the death Benjamin Rubin who a owned a grocery store on West Fayette Street. Rubin's wife was wounded in the attack.Jan. 1973First Degree Murder; Assault with Intent to Murder; Armed RobberyLife in prison
41
Baltimore CityReleased
Calvin Montgomery66Calvin Montgomery and Etta Myers were convicted of killing 31-year-old Calvin R. Preston in 1980.Mar. 1976First Degree MurderLife in prison
36
Baltimore CityReleased
Milton Moore75Milton Moore was convicted of an "execution-style" killing of an Army sergeant at Baltimore bar in 1971. The victim, Charles R. Shorter, 31, was shot 10 times.1971First Degree Murder 
41
Baltimore CityReleased
Etta Myers60Calvin Montgomery and Etta Myers were convicted of killing 31-year-old Calvin R. Preston in 1980.Mar. 1976First Degree MurderLife in prison
36
Baltimore CityReleased
Liston Noble62 Liston G. Noble was convicted of murder in 1976 in connection with the killing of Frank David Deickman, Jr., who was shot during a home invasion robbery while wrapping Christmas gifts with his family. Noble was not placed inside the house, but was convicted for his role as a lookout in the robbery.1976 Life in prison
37
Baltimore CityReleased
Yusuf Rasheed72Yusuf Rasheed was convicted in a 1975 Baltimore domestic first-degree murder case. Rasheed, also known as Joseph Westry, shot his estranged wife and her lover, who died. Nov. 1975First Degree MurderLife in prison
37
Baltimore CityReleased, now deceased
James Richardson69James Richardson was convicted of killing 36-year-old William Benjamin West of Catonsville in 1967. West was Richardson's accomplice in robbery and was shot during the scuffle with a liquor store owner. Mar. 1969First Degree MuderLife in prison
45
Baltimore CityReleased
Elmer Skaggs68Elmer Skaggs was convicted in 1974 of robbing and killing 75-year-old Sarah Pincus who owned a deli in Southeast Baltimore.Aug. 1974First Degree Murder; RobberyLife in prison
39
Baltimore CityReleased
Richard SuttonN/ARichard Sutton was convicted of killing his wife's parents Edgar L. Amoss and Sylvia Amos of Catonsville in 1975.Jan. 1975First Degree MurderLife in prison
38
Baltimore CountyPending
Joseph Taylor61 Mar. 1972First Degree MurderLife in prison
40
Baltimore CityReleased
Merle Unger 64 Merle Unger was covicted in 1976 of killing an off-duty Hagerstown police officer. During his prison term, Unger had escaped several times. His legal proceedings set the current releases and retrials in motion. Jan. 1976 First Degree Murder; Armed Robbery Life in prison 37 Washington County Reconvicted
Jerome Washington58 Jan. 1976First Degree Murder 
36
Baltimore CityReleased
William Henry Washington62William Henry Washington was convicted in 1976 of killing Avis Jackson during a dispute over marijuana.Nov. 1976First Degree MurderLife in prison
37
Baltimore CityReleased
Douglas Wiley52Douglas Wiley was a co-defendant with Nathaniel Chambers-El and Paul Leo Davis in a Baltimore County home invasion and rape case. The day after Wiley was convicted, he escaped from jail. After he was recaptured, he was sentenced to life. Oct. 1979First Degree Rape, Robbery with a Dangerous and Deadly Weapon, BurglaryLife in prison plus 10 years
32
Baltimore CountyPending
Warren Williams58Warren Williams was convicted of stabbing 63-year-old homeless man to death in 1975.Oct. 1975First Degree MurderLife in prison
38
Baltimore CityReleased
Willie Ashby Williams (Idris Alaoma)68Willie Ashby Williams was convicted in 1972 of robbing and killing Charles Berger while Berger was delivering laundry near NorthEast Market in East Baltimore.May 1972First Degree Murder; Armed RobberyLife in prison plus 45 years
42
Baltimore CityReleased

Source: Sun archives, online court records, Baltimore City State's Attorneys Office, Baltimore County State's Attorneys Office, Howard County State's Attorneys Office


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Correction: An earlier version of this chart gave incorrect information on a case. The chart had described the 1982 Baltimore County case of Carl Phillip Brown, not the 1976 Baltimore City case of Karl Brown.