| Mar 12, 2013
| 2:39 PM
When he became state's attorney two years ago, Gregg L. Bernstein created the Major Investigations Unit, pulling in elite prosecutors to go after violent repeat offenders using complex techniques.
In February, the unit took on a new case: a downtown...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Jury deliberations began Tuesday in the trial of a 21-year-old charged with gunning down a teen outside the Towson Town Center Mall just days before Christmas in 2011.
Prosecutors say Tyrone Chester Brown Jr., 21, of Baltimore shot and killed Rodney...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Those who criticize the John Leopold case — that it was "too much squeeze for too little juice," a waste of taxpayer money — should read the 40-page memorandum by Dennis M. Sweeney, the judge who presided over the Anne Arundel County...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Two men were sentenced to 10 years in prison this week as federal prosecutors seek to close the books on a large illegal drug ring they say operated out of Latrobe Homes in East Baltimore.
Judges sentenced Raymond Williams, 36, on Thursday, and Melvin...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 4:00 AM
"Make me wanna holler, way they do my life." -- Marvin Gaye, "Inner City Blues"
Karen Houppert has written a book of nightmares.
Ms. Houppert, a veteran reporter for, among others, The Washington Post and The New York Times, is the author of...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
With all due respect to bail bondsmen who play a necessary role in the criminal justice system, the case pending before the Maryland Court of Appeals involving illegal immigrants and whether bondsmen should be liable for illegal immigrant defendants who...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Judge Alfred Nance issued a 27-point list of directives for media as the trial of Michael Maurice Johnson, accused of killing 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes, got underway Tuesday morning.
Here's how the court order appeared taped outside the courtroom...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Baltimore prosecutors said Friday that a sexually charged video depicting teenager Phylicia Barnes and the man accused of killing her shows a turning point in the relationship that ultimately led to her death.
Assistant State's Attorney Lisa Goldberg...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 2:58 PM
A city judge cleared the way Monday for new trials of two men accused of slashing the throats of three children in a grisly triple murder nine years ago, settling a slew of legal disputes over years-old testimony and forensic evidence.
A March 11 trial...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Accu-pay, a Bel Air payroll company, shut its doors Wednesday after a local business filed suit, claiming the company didn't pay withheld taxes to the IRS, and a judge quickly issued an order telling its owners refrain from destroying any documents or...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Michael D. Eaton ran up a tab for 17 beers plus other drinks before he left a Gaithersburg tavern, according to court records. Forty-five minutes later, behind the wheel of his Range Rover, he slammed into the back of a Jeep Cherokee at a speed...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:00 PM
In-patient units at Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville have become troubled environments where serious assaults on hospital staff are common, according to a scathing new report from a consultant for the Maryland health department.