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  • Ex-Baltimore Police sergeant granted new trial in murder of mistress

    Ex-Baltimore Police sergeant granted new trial in murder of mistress
    The state’s highest court ordered a new trial Wednesday for a former Baltimore police sergeant convicted nearly two decades ago of murdering his young mistress — a ruling that could affect cases that relied on bullet testing used for decades...
  • O'Malley appoints General Assembly's top lawyer as judge

    O'Malley appoints General Assembly's top lawyer as judge
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed the lawyer who defends the General Assembly to a seat on the state's second highest court. O'Malley on Tuesday appointed Dan Friedman, an assistant attorney general, to the at-large position on Maryland's Court of...
  • Judicial presumption of guilt unfair to defendants [Commentary]

    Judicial presumption of guilt unfair to defendants [Commentary]
    The Baltimore Sun's recent article on a man charged, arrested and detained pending trial for a robbery that occurred while he was in jail on a different charge ("Man charged with street robbery that happened while he was in jail Aug. 14) highlights a...
  • Woman accused of stealing Maryland Live high-rollers list for rival casino

    Woman accused of stealing Maryland Live high-rollers list for rival casino
    In the casino industry, they are known as "whales." At Maryland Live, they are plied with personal parties, guaranteed seating at concerts, free tickets to sporting events and even quarterly car detailing. Helena Wong, a former VIP host at the Hanover...
  • Man sentenced to life without parole in Rodgers Forge murder

    Man sentenced to life without parole in Rodgers Forge murder
    Calling the shooting a "simply cold-blooded execution," a Baltimore County judge sentenced Dante Antonio Woods to life without parole on Wednesday for a fatal shooting in Rodgers Forge last summer. Prosecutors said Woods — who was 22 at the time &#...
  • Man who died following arrest last week had previous encounters with Harford Sheriff's Office

    Man who died following arrest last week had previous encounters with Harford Sheriff's Office
    A man who died after being stunned and arrested by Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies, following a vehicle pursuit into Baltimore County last week, had a history of brushes with the law, including one conviction for possession of cocaine with intent...
  • Trial scheduled for former school board member charged with fraud

    Trial scheduled for former school board member charged with fraud
    A former city school board member and city government worker who is accused of lying about his resume will be tried in court on fraud charges this fall. Anthony A. Hamilton, 35, who resigned from the school board as well as from the city's Health...
  • Grinning criminals and revolving door prisons [Letter]

    Grinning criminals and revolving door prisons [Letter]
    Let me see if I understand this: Marquel Gaffney, 15, murdered Albert Smith, 56, in 2007, was charged as an adult, but pleaded guilty of second-degree murder and was sentenced in juvenile court ("Baltimore man, 21, charged in second murder in five years,"...
  • Perry v. Lehmberg and the veto that illuminated an unsettling trend [Commentary]

    Perry v. Lehmberg and the veto that illuminated an unsettling trend [Commentary]
    A truism: Almost nobody looks good in his booking photo. That said, the 47th governor of Texas, one James Richard Perry, certainly gave it his best shot when he faced the camera at the Travis County Courthouse last week. The resultant image is ... not...
  • Baltimore robbers challenge investigators' use of cellphone data

    Baltimore robbers challenge investigators' use of cellphone data
    Prosecutors had no eyewitness tying Eric Jordan to a pair of armed robberies at Baltimore fast-food restaurants. But they didn't need one to win a conviction — radio waves darting from his cellphone had silently betrayed him. A few paragraphs...
  • Head public defender calls for removal of judge who ordered electric shock of defendant

    Head public defender calls for removal of judge who ordered electric shock of defendant
    Charles County authorities are investigating an incident in which a retired Circuit Court judge ordered that a unruly defendant be given an electric shock during a court proceeding last month. Paul B. DeWolfe Jr., who heads the state Office of the Public...
  • Baltimore County wins appeal in police union dispute

    Baltimore County officials are praising a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that the county didn't need to hire a third party to settle a 2011 dispute with the police union. The dispute centered on an incentive program the county started in 2010 to...