Phylicia Barnes


Sun coverage: Phylicia Barnes case
North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes went missing in Baltimore on Dec. 28, 2010. Her body was found in April 2011 in the Susquehanna River.

Phylicia Barnes sex tape may be played publicly at murder trial

Phylicia Barnes sex tape may be played publicly at murder trial

If Baltimore prosecutors want to show jurors a video of teenage murder victim Phylicia Barnes and the man accused of killing her engaged in "sexual relations," they must do so in open court, a city judge has ruled.  Read more ...

Prosecutors say sex video includes Phylicia Barnes, alleged killer

Prosecutors say sex video includes Phylicia Barnes, alleged killer

City prosecutors have filed notice that they intend to play at trial a video that depicts teenage slaying victim Phylicia Barnes "intoxicated and engaging in sexual relations" with her accused killer, his younger brother and her older half sister, court records show.  Read more ...

Defense claims man saw Phylicia Barnes alive in Cecil Co.

Defense claims man saw Phylicia Barnes alive in Cecil Co.

Defense attorneys for the man accused of murdering Phylicia Barnes have filed motions claiming to have a witness who saw the teen alive in Cecil County and attacking the credibility of the lead police detective who investigated the case.  Read more ...

Trial postponed for city man charged in death of North Carolina teen

Trial postponed for city man charged in death of North Carolina teen

The trial of Michael Maurice Johnson, who’s charged with murdering North Carolina teen Phylicia Barnes, was rescheduled for early next year at the request of prosecutors and defense attorneys, who told a Baltimore judge Monday that they’re sorting through thousands of pages of evidence.  Read more ...

Sister's ex-boyfriend charged with murder in Phylicia Barnes case

Sister's ex-boyfriend charged with murder in Phylicia Barnes case

For nearly a decade, Michael Maurice Johnson dated the half-sister of Phylicia Barnes. He went along on family trips, and played basketball with their brother. He was like family, and considered Phylicia a "little sister," relatives say.  Read more ...

Arrest made in Phylicia Barnes case

Arrest made in Phylicia Barnes case

UPDATE: The Baltimore State's Attorney's Office said authorities will speak about the arrest at a 1 p.m. news conference at city police headquarters.  Read more ...

Investigation into allegations of rogue police raid broadens

Investigation into allegations of rogue police raid broadens

The investigation of a Baltimore homicide detective, accused of conducting an unauthorized search at an apartment while looking for his missing teenage daughter, has broadened as authorities seek to determine whether other law enforcement resources were used to aid the search.  Read more ...

Detective suspended in rogue search for missing daughter

Detective suspended in rogue search for missing daughter

A Baltimore police detective who was thrust into the national spotlight while leading the investigation into a teenager who disappeared has been suspended after authorities said he allegedly went on a rogue hunt for his own missing daughter.  Read more ...

Attorney: Investigators 'have nothing' in Phylicia Barnes case

Attorney: Investigators 'have nothing' in Phylicia Barnes case

As relatives marked the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Phylicia Barnes, the attorney for a Baltimore man questioned in the case claims that police have no leads and have wasted time on a dead end.  Read more ...

Phylicia Barnes went missing year ago today

Phylicia Barnes went missing year ago

Family and friends are having a vigil tonight for Phylicia Barnes, the North Carolina teenager who went missing a year ago today, and whose killing remains unsolved. Her body was found in April in the Susquehanna River.  Read more ...

State police: Progress made in Phylicia Barnes investigation

State police: Progress made in Phylicia Barnes investigation

Next week will mark one year since North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes, later found dead in the Susquehanna River, disappeared while visiting relatives in Baltimore for the holidays, and the anniversary is triggering renewed interest.  Read more ...

Crime Beat: Phylicia Barnes' family 'deeply concerned' about case's progress

Crime Beat: Phylicia Barnes' family 'deeply concerned' about case's progress

The family of Phylicia Barnes has posted an open letter to the Baltimore Police Department, accompanied by a petition, that expresses "deep concern" about "slow developments" in the investigation into the death of the North Carolina teenager. Barnes, an honors student and athlete set to graduate early from high school, went missing in Northwest Baltimore in December 2010 while visiting here, and turned up dead in the Susquehanna River months later.  Read more ...

Police memo: Baltimore prosecutors are stalling cases

Police memo: Baltimore prosecutors are stalling cases

Baltimore city homicide investigators say their cases are being "stalled and hindered" by prosecutors not giving the go-ahead to arrest murder suspects, according to a memo sent to top commanders.  Read more ...

Federal authorities seek email accounts in missing-teen investigation

Federal authorities seek email accounts in missing-teen investigation

Authorities searching for the killer of North Carolina teen Phylicia Barnes obtained search warrants for email and Facebook accounts belonging to her and at least three other people, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.  Read more ...

Mourners remember Phylicia Barnes in Ga.

After months of searching, the family of Phylicia Simone Barnes welcomed her home Saturday, but it was hardly the reunion they had prayed for.  Read more ...

Six months later, Phylicia Barnes' family rallies for answers

Six months later, Phylicia Barnes' family rallies for answers

In the hours, then days, after her teenage sister went missing during a Christmas visit, Deena Barnes remembers the gripping panic that took over — staying up for two days straight, on the edge of the couch, waiting to catch a glimpse of 16-year-old Phylicia returning to the Northwest Baltimore apartment from which she vanished without a trace.  Read more ...

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