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Morgan Lane Arnold, an emotionally frail 14-year-old freshman, navigated the hallways of her Howard County high school each day filled with anxiety, unable because of a learning disorder to decipher the social cues, jokes and emotions of her peers. Her...
If the state of Texas executes Duane Buck, it'll be because he is black. Well, mainly it will be because in 1995, he shot his ex-girlfriend, Debra Gardner, and her friend, Kenneth Butler, to death at Gardner's Houston home, and also wounded his own...
Tags: Justice System, Psychology, Punishment, Defendants, Prosecution
On a recent Friday night in the Baltimore Police Department's high-tech Watch Center, an urgent but vague tip came in — a murder witness was in danger. The tipster had overheard a conversation but knew only the nickname of the witness and had a...
Tags: Police Arrests, Conservation, Inner Harbor, Murder, Prosecution
The first words of Elvis Presley's classic hit, "Jailhouse Rock," were: "The warden threw a party at the county jail." In Maryland, the entire prison system is having a party thrown by gangs and official mismanagement ("Assembly leaders to be briefed on...
The call came into the Baltimore County emergency dispatch center just after midnight. An unidentified woman asked police respond to a home in Parkville. She didn't say why. When officers arrived in the first minutes of Sunday, they found 26-year-old...
Is the American body politic suffering from an autoimmune disease? The "hygiene hypothesis" is the scientific theory that the rise in asthma and other autoimmune maladies stems from the fact that babies are born into environments that are too clean. Our...
Tags: Culture, Asthma, Discrimination, Media Industry, Autism
Robert Jarrett Jr. was convicted Tuesday of murdering his wife, following a trial in which prosecutors described him as a "cold-blooded killer" who allowed his sons to walk over her body buried beneath their backyard shed for two decades. Howard County...
The words "victims" and "celebration" don't often go hand in hand, but this week the Historic Courtroom of the Circuit Court Building in Annapolis hosted a Victims' Rights Week Celebration honoring residents and criminal justice professionals who work...
While the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of a poor person's constitutional right to a lawyer, Maryland legislators' support for House Bill 153 in the recently concluded General Assembly session threatened to return to the days when an accused...
Tags: Annapolis, Justice System, Criminals, Personal Income, Laws
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the face and hip in Baltimore's Rosemont neighborhood Sunday afternoon, police said. The boy was in critical but stable condition at a hospital after the shooting, which happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of N....
Tags: Shootings, Prosecution
The robber of the Benson post office on Connolly Road Saturday is believed to be the same man who robbed that post office in December 2012, police investigators say.. An attempted robbery that also occurred Saturday, at the Sovereign Bank branch just...
Policarpio Espinoza Perez and Adan Canela have been mentioned in the same breath since they were charged nine years ago in Baltimore with slashing the throats of three young relatives, ages 8, 9 and 10. They have sat side-by-side at two trials, but as...
Tags: Prisons, Mexico, Murder, Illegal Immigrants, Defendants
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